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THE NEW GENERATION! 



* Amiga 3000 Features 
> 2.0 Operating System 
+ AmigaVision Authoring 

* Networks, Monitors 
And More! 



Plus! 

Interactive Multimedia: 
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Digi-View Color: 
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AND: HAM Animation, 
Exec & Shell Tips, 
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And since Professional Draw 
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it will output your art, in full color, to 
the maximum resolution of y our 
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Willi Professional Draw 2.0. you have ac- 
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It just wasn't possible to record a finished video straight from 
your Amiga. You could create the animations, stills, sound 
effects, and music, but there was no way to bring it all together, 
and most importantly, to easily synchronize audio and video. 
Until now... 

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VOLUME 6, NUMBER 6 



JUNE 1990 



CO-NT ENTS 



FEATURES 

AW Exclusive-The Amiga 3000: 
Welcome to a New Generation! 

By Doug Barney, Dan Sullivan, and 

Louis R. Wallace 18 

The Amiga 3000 look the computer in- 
dustry by storm recently in New York, 
and AmigaWorld was there to help bring 
it ofl. Check out our in-depth coverage 
of the A3000 and special reports on the 
2.0 operating system, the revolutionary 
Amiga Vision multimedia authoring sys- 
tem, and a host of exciting new-product 
announcements from Commodore. 

CHIPS AHOY! By Sheldon Leemon 29 

The new Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) also 
docked in New- York with the A3000. 
And it's got something to offer Amiga 
users of all persuasions. 

ARTICLES 

INTERACTIVE CONSTRUCTION KIT 

By Gene Brawn 36 

Here's a hands-on guide to assembling 
your own interactive multimedia produc- 
tion with Electronic Arts' Deluxe Video 
111 authoring-systein software. 

Freeze Frame Digitizing 

By Barry Sonstroem 42 

Big news for Digt-View fans! Your digitiz- 
ing projects aren't limited to only photo- 
graphic and other still-life images. 
Capture real live images from videotape. 

COLUMNS 

Chief Concerns By Doug Barney 6 

He's been on the story lor three months, 
and he's like Jerry Lee Lewis waiting to 
tell you the story. So, Great Balls of Fire! 
Ijet's see why there's A Whole Lolla 
Shakin' Coin' On! 

Accent on Graphics 

By Joel Hagen 46 

Joel's recipe for HAM 'n' Animation is off 
the grapevine and on the printed page. 
Learn the "claymation" technique that 
made the California Raisins famous. 

INFO.PHILE By Mark L. Van Name 

and Bill Catchings 48 

AmigaDOS beginners get to start acting 
like pros with some expert lips and tricks 
on using Shell commands. 




What you sue above is definitely revolutionary (go 
Amiga 3000!) Bui it's evolutionary, too. Commo- 
dore didn't just announce a new system; il presented 
a whole neie strategy— for all Amiga users (as you 
will set in our feature coverage). With a new oper- 
ating system (2.0), a multimedia authoring system, 
and a slew «/ other new products, there is indeed 
something for everyone. 



POINTERS By Eugene Mortimer 54 

System-software routines are on the ]unc 
card, and our guest columnist this 
month serves as your "bookie" with some 
prime tips about monitoring the Exec 
library's structure. 

DEPARTMENTS 

Repartee 8 

Mail run at AW — hope you're in the bag. 

Notepad 10 

Ami Expo Washington. . .Amiga Devel- 
opers' Conference. . .CeBIT Germany. 

WHAT'S NEW? 100 

Lots of New Products action. 

Help Key 106 

Stop "Lookin' lor Lou in All the Wrong 
Places." He's right here with answers to 
your technical teasers. 

HORS D'OEUVRES 108 

Thanks, AW readers, for all your tips. 

Last Licks 116 

Whispered rumor and wicked humor. 



REVIEWS 

AnimFonts 1 & 2 

(Kara Computer Graphics) 12 

Two new animated font packages from 
one of the real pros in video tilling. 

VORECONE (Impulse) 13 

Intimate conversations with your Amiga 
in litis voice-recognition system. 

PageSetter II (Gold Disk) 14 

The Pro Page people give a boost to the 
gun in their DTP stable. 

Animation Station (Progressive 

Peripherals) 76 

Versatility is the key to this multipurpose 
animation editor and utility SCI. 

FRAMEGRABBER 2.0 (Progressive 

Peripherals) 82 

This software upgrade to PP&S' hard- 
ware oilers real-time color digitizing. 

DBMAN V (VersaSoft) 88 

Enjoy the MS-DOS style of dBASE, 

Discover Numbers and Discover 
US History & Geography (Maverick 

Software) and TRACKER'S QUEST 

(Backwoods Software) 90 

Educational games for young Amigans. 

Back Talk 96 

Everybody gets in the act in this section. 

GAMES 

Crib Notes By Peter oiafson 60 

P.O. is "hot" about the new Phlan game. 

Space Ace (ReadySoft) 60 

A fun-filled, space-age cartoon adventure. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 

(Ultra Software) 60 

Reptiles run rampant! 

Laser Squad (MietoMadom) 62 

All-new strategic-combat play. 

Gold of the Americas 

(Strategic Studies) 70 

Colonial ioh<|ucM. . .Aussie style. 

Weird Dreams (Medalist int'i) 70 

If you are in therapy, this is a must! 

BLOCKOUT (California Dreams) 74 

3-D lor the building-block bunch. 



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Douglas Barney, Editor-in-Chief 

Dan Sullivan. Executive Editor 

Swain Pratt, Managing Editor 

LOUIS R. WALLACE, Senior Editor, Technology 

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Barbara Gefvert Tyson, Review Editor 

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CHIEF CONCERNS 

In the mines, in the mines, where the sun 
never shines . . . 



THERE IS ONE office at AmigaWorld 
with a door that locks. It's kind of cave- 
like, with poor ventilation and a Hour 
that shudders. But it's quiet and secure, 
and that's where we put Senior Editor of 
Technology Lou Wallace— his computers 
are worth more than the rest of ours 
combined, and they make a lot more 
noise. 

Usually, not manv people go into 
Lou's cave, but over the past several 
weeks the cave has been lite place to be 
for the Amiga World staff. You sec, we've 
been kind of like the jury in a big mob- 
ster trial. But instead of being sequestered, 
we've been under non-disdosure. (I guess 
it's sort of the same thing, really.) The 
reason is that the cave has been home to 
a 25Mhz Amiga '5000— the machine that 
answers the critics and sets the stage lor 
a whole new family of Amigas— and now 
the word is out. 

We've also been playing with Amiga- 
Vision, Commodore's new multimedia 
authoring system, doing silly things like 
building interactive movies. You can 
read more about this puppy later in the 
issue. 

But first, let's back up a lew years, say 
to 1985, when the Amiga was launched. 
At that time, it was clearly superior in 
capability and pure price/performance. 
Since then, however, Commodore has 
taken it on the chin for failing either to 
improve Amiga technology quickly 
enough or to promote the advances it 
did make effectively enough— especially 
given die fierce competition from IBM 
and Apple on both fronts. 

That was then. The Amiga 15000 is 
now! It's fast, professional-looking, and 
has a 32-bit bus that cries out to the 
Amiga-loving universe, Expand me! Plus, 



there is an awful lot else going on with 
the A3000 announcement besides just a 
new machine. (See "Welcome To A New 
Generation!" on p. 18 for full details of 
the Commodore announcement.) 

Willi the Amiga 3000, the new 2.0 op- 
erating system, AmigaVision, spiffy new 
monitors and speakers, and a host of re- 
lated networking products. Commodore 
is on the verge of gaining a whole new 
image, forget game company, forget 
has-been. Try leader in personal-com- 
puter technology. 

Some may call it overdue. I simply call 
it a welcome sight. In this one set of an- 
nouncements, Commodore has defined a 
good deal of the Amiga's future, and has 
made enormous strides towards bringing 
it into the mainstream. And the price of 
the Amiga 3000 (under S4000) is com- 
petitive, to say the very least. 

The A3000's 32-bit architecture puts it 
squarely in workstation and high-end 
(read expensive) PC; and Macintosh terri- 
tory. With its flexible 32-bit bus, it is a 
machine that can take whatever cards 
you throw at it. At the same time, the 
Amiga — in all models and configura- 
tions— maintains its clear advantages in 
multitasking and in the large array of 
low-cost, sophisticated graphics, video, 
and animation applications available. 

The networking breaks down any bar- 
riers to entering lucrative corporate and 
government markets. For Amiga users, it 
means we can tie into major networks 
and share information with people we 
want to share information with. 

The Amiga 3000's Enhanced Chip Set 
(ECS) and V2.0 of the operating system 
provide a radical new base from which 
to generate all kinds of future technolog- 
ical advances. This is clearly only the be- 
ginning. Engineering is at a lever pitch. 
Look for the pipeline to till up with a 



host of even more exciting new products 
in the coming months and years. 

Commodore is even getting aggressive 
on more than technology; its marketing 
is getting downright wild. 1 expect the 
company to start naming names, calling 
Apple's and IBM's multimedia hype into 
serious question. Instead of ignoring the 
empty promises of these so-called market 
leaders. Commodore ought to be calling 
them out into the street to fight a multi- 
media battle that would make Lee Mar- 
vin proud. AmigaVision, which makes 
Apple's HyperCard look thoroughly 
wimpy, is a big part of the Commodore 
arsenal. 

By themselves, the entire onslaught of 
Commodore announcements does not 
necessarily guarantee success. Quality 
dealers need to provide training, sup- 
port, and service for these increasingly 
sophisticated products, and tbev must 
keep pace with the mainstream purvey- 
ors who hawk the wares of Big Blue and 
Big Red. The world at large also needs 
to see and touch the system in order for 
il to get the respect it deserves. 

Commodore needs to follow up these 
announcements with reliable products 
that ship in a timely fashion. Most of all, 
let's keep things stirred up with another 
batch of new products. Arlo had il nearly 
right: "The time is right, the place is 
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Comments, complaints, and concerns 
from Amiga World readers. 



Uncovered 

Your 1990 Video and Anima- 
tion Special Issue cover 
screams affirmation and en- 
trenchment of all llie wrong 
ideas perpetuated about 
Amigas and women. That 
anachronistic caricature of a 
''blonde, big-busted babe" 
hardly implies that the Amiga 
is a serious computer with 
awesome potential. 

It is one thing to be person- 
ally offended, which I am, and 
quite another when offensive 
behaviour interferes with my 
work. I am in charge of an in- 
terdisciplinary multimedia in- 
teractive technology lab at 
Concordia University complete 
with nine A2000HDs, one 
2500, a nine-monitor video 
wall, genlocks, and lots more. 1 
have a problem you are famil- 
iar with: re-educating Mac and 
IBM disciples. Am 1 going to 
give academic professors Amiga- 
World with the comic book 
cover and pretend to be seri- 
ous? Finally, you publish an 
edition without a games em- 
phasis and with lots of edifying 
content. Too bad I have to tear 
off the cover to circulate it. 

Helen Bambic-Workman 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Ads Up 

In response to the letter front 
P.W. Hilley-Swank (Apr. '90, 
p. 8), 1 would like to weigh in 



on (be side of Commodore's 
Amiga ad campaign. Hilley- 
Swank complains thai the ads 
"violate every rule that a good 
hard-hitting advertisement 
would follow." Bui "good ad- 
vertising" must match the 
message (as communicated 
tli rough the look and feel oT 
the piece) to the intended 
market, and slavish devotion 
to rules is as likely to con- 
found l he process as lo aid it. 
As a graphic artist who has 
been working with computers 
for over eight years," I found 
Commodore's ads dynamic 
and intriguing, and from a 
professional poinl of view 1 
was attracted to the art direc- 
tion and design. It seems that 
CBM has played to the 
strengths of tile computer, 
Congratulations to Commo- 
tio] e's agent \ liii presenting 
the Amiga in a way that at- 
tracts the buyer they are aim- 
ing ai. 1 now own an A2000. 

John Prusinski 
New City, NY 

Enthusiasm 
For Sale 

I have a small slore in a small 
town. We sell music supplies 
including software and com- 
puters, and own an Amiga 
2500 that we use to demo pro- 
grams. I believe I hat the 
Amiga is the best computer on 
the market. When 1 asked 
Commodore about becoming 
a dealer, however, the com- 
pany in effect told me it did 
nol need mv business; I would 



have to order SI"), 000 of 
equipment initially and sell 
that amount yearly. My com- 
puter sales amount to seven to 
12 units per year— not much, 
granted, but at least half my 
sales could be Amigas. 1 am 
forced to sell from mail order 
houses, bul cannot make 
enough money this way lo jus- 
tify ii. I am sure other dealers 
are in the same position. If the 
Amiga is to survive, distribu- 
tion is a must. The Amiga is 
still unknown, and until peo- 
ple can see its power and how 
easv it is to operate, it will re- 
main unknown. 

Banns Service 
Elmo, UT 



What You Need. . . 

About nine years ago, IBM 
had a person who would 
address business people at 
seminars saying "I've got 
something that will make your 
work easier, make you more 
productive, and give you more 
time lo conduct your busi- 
ness." He would then go on to 
show how the IBM PC, with 
applications like spreadsheets, 
databases, and word proces- 
sors, could help them do 
accounting, organize informa- 
tion, and write letters. His ap- 
proach was simple and very 
effective. 

What is wrong with Com- 



modore or an independent 
marketing group presenting 
the Amiga in a similar way? 
An A2000H1) with a flicker- 
Fixer, multisync monitor, OU3 
software, and a plotter could 
be presented to architects and 
engineers. The same hardware 
with desktop-publishing and 
video software instead of CAD, 
and a Linotronic 300 in place 
of the plotter could be pre- 
sented io advertising-industry 
pros. The catch phrase in 
computer sales is "value-added 
reselling." Business people will 
cheerfully pav full price for 
both hardware and software if 
they believe it to be a good in- 
vestment in their future. 

Gregory Benoit 
Leominster, MA 

Semper Fi Sci 

In response to K.A. Ferguson's 
letter (Mar. '90, p. 8), I would 
like to mention that my com- 
pany is dedicated to produc- 
ing scientific applications for 
die Amiga. 1 would like to so- 
licit suggestions from anyone 
interested in data graphing 
and statistics, and other such 
programs to write me at 969 
Coventry Court, St. Louis, 
MO 63141. 

John D. Clark 

Send your letters to: Repartee, 

AmiguWorhl Editorial, 80 Elm 
St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 
Letters may be edited for 
space and clarity. ■ 



8 June 1990 



How Does New ProWrite 3.0 

Differ From Other Amiga 

Word Processors? 





You Begin 
lb Get The Picture. 




Beneath Its Elegant 
Design Lies A Word 
Processing Powerhouse. 

Ease into the solid comfort 
of the ProWrite environment. 
Zip in your text :ind briskly 
format with intuitive menu 
and ruler controls. Now slip 
into high gear using the 
power of keyboard com- 
mands. Deftly cut, copy and paste on the 
fly. knowing the formidable L00,000-word 
spelling checker is checking as you type, 
and the vast thesaurus is standing by with 
over 300,000 cross references to fine-tune 
your ideas. Graceful multiple columns are 
at your fingertips with choice of snaking or 
parallel text flow. If you're really into per- 
formance, you can tackle tedious tasks with 
the touch of an E-key using macros. For 
you power users, the AREXX port awaits 
you. And ProWrite's print merge feature 
eagerly churns out those form letters. 

So Intuitive, So Responsive, 
You've Got To Experience It To 
Believe It, 

Your thoughts pour effortlessly onto the 
screen, then just as tluidly out to your 
printer, virtually unaware of anything be- 
tween you and the printed page. (After all. 



Features 

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Thisjurussvith ner W.(NX) cross references 

Prim merge 

Import am Irr'or ll\M pictures 

Wrap UM around pictures 

Multiple line headers and foolers with rifle Page option 

Macros, sshen used sstth AKECV 
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• Prints on am Pa-fervnavbased printer 

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■ .Multiple ftmts, sires, sides, and o>kirs 

■ Adjustable ik-fanls hr iill program sellings 

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■ Print sideways or across paper perforation 

■ Print documents backto-fnint, separate odkvn. or collated 

• line spacing in single, <me ami one half, ami douhk' 

• Prim to PostScript using Ojitiona] PostScript module 

■ Adjust printer doc density 

• Adjustable top. Imflont. left, right, and binding margins 

• Heduce or enlarge ckioimenls in one percent increments 

■ Adjust line spacing in one point increments 

• Automatic space before ami or after paragraphs 

• Aulnmalk' word look up 

• Automatic page numbering u ttli rhoicr of five different fomials 

■ Sort paragraphs from AloZorZloA 

• (hararler, wool, salience, line, paragraph, picture, and page mints 

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• tiimpuies average word and senlcncc Icngtliand rr.idahilhv gnuk* 
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■ Insert current dale and time either as freed lest or as an updating 
marker 




what gtxxl are all 
those features if 
they're a distrac- 
tion to use?) Even 
your swiftest typ- 
ing can't outrun it. 
Wrap your text 
around a graphic 
and you're ready 
for the home stretch. Now it's time to print 
and you've got control over your printer's 
dot density, aspect ratio, and paper size. 
And ProWrite can print your printer- 
resident fonts with graphics in Pica, Elite, 
Condensed, and Wide — all on the same 
page. With ProWrite's flexibility, you can 
smooth out any rough spots — no matter 
what kind of printer you have. 

With all these performance features and 
more. ProWrite stands in a class by itself as 
your power performer. And best of all. it 
stands on the shelf now at your favorite store. 

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NOTEPAD 



Compiled by Barbara Gefvert Tyson 



ADA on Its Way 

1TSOFFIC1AI.. ON March 1 5th, a day before the Spring AmiExpo 
began, some 130 people gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 
inaugural meeting of the Amiga Developers Association (ADA), a 
group that will benefit us all by communicating directly with Com- 
modore, spreading the .Amiga gospel, and, hopefully, enticing a 
few of the unwashed into the Amiga fold. 

One of the first orders of the day was the election of an Executive 
Board. The votes called forth a truly impressive and enthusiastic 
leadership. Michael Halvorson of Impulse, who originally con- 
ceived of the ADA, was elected Chairman. .Also voted in were Andrea 
Geiger of Telmak as First Vice-Chair, Melissa Jordan Grey of Blue 
Ribbon Bakery as Second Vice-Chair, Rick Rodriguez of Mia vision 
and VRS Media as Secretary, and Bruce Benesh of Applied En- 
gineering as Treasurer. Following the election, AmiguWorid , which 
had gotten the ADA ball rolling, handed the reins over to the 
Executive Board members, who will henceforth have complete 
control of the association. 

Commodore's participation gave the meeting a big boost. Pres- 
ident Harry Copperman outlined the firm's new directions and 
took questions from the audience. Jeff Scherb, head of Commodore 
Applications Technical Support (CATS), also spoke, and expressed 
a great willingness to work w-ith the ADA. 

Although non-developers (users, dealers, journalists, etc.) are 




Leaders of the pack: (I to r) ADA Secretary Rick Rodriguez, First Vlce- 
Chair Andrea Geiger, Chairman Mike Halvorson, Second Vlce-Chalr 
Melissa Jordan Grey, and Treasurer Bruce Benesh 

invited to join as associate members, the ADA has not determined 
what associate membership entails in terms of voting rights and 
so on. Non-developers are, however, certain to occupy seats on 
the Board of Directors. At press time, the next meeting is unsched- 
uled, and a dues structure remains to be set, but according to 
Halvorson. the ADA will publish a position paper and begin a push 
for more members. Stav tuned for details. — DB 




The Pro Shows 



TODAY'S UP-AND-coming Amiga 
user is working on professional 
graphics and videos, needs lots of 
storage space, and wants to net- 
work. At least that's what the exhib- 
itors at the Spring Ami Expo In 
Washington, D.C. are banking on. 

Judging by the popularity of the 
animation, graphics, video, and mul- 
timedia seminars, the developers' 
bets are sale. On the show floor, 



Cryogenic and Impulse delivered 
with new 3-D modelers— 3D Profes- 
sional and Imagine, respectively. 
Both promise an Intuitive interface, 
animation, and 24-brt rendering. The 
phrase "24-blt" also surfaced to de- 
scribe images produced by DCTV, 
Digital Creations' new slow-scan 
digitizer that lets you display and 
manipulate composite images. 

Three companies offered high-ca- 
pacity storage solutions. Computer- 
all showed Tidal Wave, a 650MB 
read/write removable-media optical 
drive that promises to support most 
SCSI interfaces. Sony and Active 
Circuits displayed an optical drive 
with similar specs. Impulse's Mega- 



Drive, also SCSI-compatible, boasts 
600MB of rewritable, removable op- 
tical storage. 

Where would you use such a 
drive? In a network! DigiFeX's hard- 
and software combo, Net Utilities, 
lets your Amiga act as a node or 
server In an AppleTalk-based net- 
work. Ethernet hardware from 
ASDG— the LAN Rover board— will 
be bundled and sold with Syndesis' 
DECnet software, TSSneL 

While some AW staffers were ex- 
ploring AmiExpo, our chief was jet- 
ting off to Hannover, W. Germany 
for the CeBIT Computer Fair. Here 
too, the professional-applications 
theme prevailed. 



Commodore's huge booth bus- 
tled. Advanced Computer Design of 
Bremen, W. Germany ran a DECnet 
X Windows system (a graphic Inter- 
face for Unix) on several Amlgas all 
tied to a Digital Mlcrovax. A hot fea- 
ture from Vldeocomp of Frankfurt 
was transputer technology— a sys- 
tem capable of creating animations 
that rival those of the vastly expen- 
sive Pixar systems. Among many 
video products was a remote cam- 
era-control system from Panasen- 
sor— just the thing for filming 
miniature models and special ef- 
fects. Watch our column, "What's 
New," for details on these and other 
new products. — LJB and DB 



10 June 1990 



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REVIEWS 




Odd-numbered frames 3-19 in a 19-cell font animation give you an idea of how the beveled Bullion font (above) rotates into 



AnimFonts 1 & 2 

Write flashy, moving prose 

By Gary Ludwick 

YOU CAN EXPECT oooohs and aaaaahs 

when AnimFonts sweep onto your video 
screen. Kara Computer Graphics, de- 
signer of excellent typefaces for use in 
Amiga video tilling, has a new line of an- 
imated fonts in eight-color hi-res Color- 
text format. The words you create with 
these fonts appear to move not only he- 
cause characters roll onto the screen, but 
also because a ray of light glances across 
the reflective tvpefaccs. There are some 
limitations, but essentially AnimFonts 
give your home videos and animations a 
look that has been limited to high-priced 
productions, 

AnimFonts 1 is a chrome-look script in 
both upper and lower case that writes it- 
self onto the screen in (lowing, cursive 
style, AnimFonts 2 is a beveled gothic me- 
tallic face {caps only) that is animated on 
the vertical axis: Letters rotate 90 degrees 
from an on-edgc perspective to full face. 
Each volume contains both the animated 
fonl library and a standard type face. The 
animated gothic fonl contains 20 cells for 
every letter. The script face has a varying 
number of cells per character, but the 



cells of different letters are matched ex- 
actly for smooth, coordinated motion. 

The Choreography 

You begin by composing your title 
screen from within any paint or anima- 
tion package that supports the anim- 
brush formal. Using the standard font, 

(r\ ,_ 

AnimFonts are beautiful. 1 have be- 
come somewhat jaded about software, 
but Anim Fonts hit me as being very 
original and well |)iu together. In my 
work, time is critical; it's nice Co have a 
product like AnimFonts thai I can rely- 
on. The manual contains specific in- 
structions for using the fonts with pop- 
ular programs. I like the tact that there 
are standard Hints on disk in addition 
to the animated ones. 

— Andrew Timmins 
Santa Clam, CA 

type in the words, then kern and posi- 
tion them, 'litis master title screen is the 
template for your animation. To com- 
pose the animation, you lay down indi- 
vidual letters from the animated font 
library, one at a time, onto a spare 
screen. Just call up the animated charac- 
ter you need and use the mouse to align 
the animbrush letter over its correspond- 
ing letter on the master screen. Then, 
holding the mouse very still, switch to 
the spate screen. Because the animated 
letter loads showing its Final frame, you 
must remember to press the 8 key to re- 



lurn it to its starting cell before stamping 
it in place. Now repeal that process for 
every letter in your master title. 

That's not necessarily all that is in- 
volved. Let's say, for example, that you 
want your second character to begin iis 
animal ion when the first is halfway 
through, and so on. In DcluxePaint III 
(Electronic Arts), you must reset the total 
number of frames in your animation (via 
the Anim Frames Set gadget) every time 
you place a letter. For the gothic face, 
the first character you put down requires 
a frame count of 20, bin you must reset 
the count to 30 before bringing in the 
second letter. (The second character's 
animation would begin at 1 1 and end at 
SO). For each character you must not 
only reset the total, but also compute its 
starting frame (always 1 1 frames from 
the preceeding character's start, point in 
this example). 

Sound complicated? It can get confus- 
ing, and miscalculations — either in frame 
counts or letter positioning— can force 
you to start over. DeluxePaint's Coords 
On command helps positioning as you 
transfer from master screen to spare 
screen, but the mouse is sensitive to I he 
slightest movement, and should you 
stray from the original coordinates, get- 
ting back to them can be frustrating. Us- 
ing AnimFonts in Deluxe-Video 
(Electronic Arts) is even more 
complicated. 

Varied Steps 

Included with each fonl are alternate 
palettes that allow a variety of looks in 



12 June 1990 



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/tew while the cursive-style ChromeScript (below) flows onto the screen. 



both color and surface. According to 
Kara Computer Graphics, each has been 
tested on waveform monitors and vector- 
scopes for quality videotape transfers. 
My experience in putting these Fonts on 
tape confirms that claim. 

AnimFemts are not poiui-and-click sim- 
ple; (hey require work and a lot of plat- 



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AnimFemts arc gnoel. I w.is using the 
ivgul.ii- Kara Kenus for animation, and 
this package makes the process a bit 
easier. Once vent knew now, "en-king 
uitli the Ibnls is pretty easy, lull I think 
more people would use iliem il the 
package were easier to learn. 

— Larry Mays 
Queens Village, NY 



lice for good results. But the effects are 
first class. When the letters move onto 
the screen, and the glistening sheen 
moves across the words, the impression 
is professional. Unfortunately, the docu- 
mentation doesn't measure up. While 
adequate, it would benefit from more 
depth and a clearer presentation style. 
When you are learning a complicated 
procedure, it's easy te> get lost in a para- 
graph that contains four or live separate 
instructions. 

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effects you can't get from any other 



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VoRecOne 

Just ask your Amiga 
By Joel Hagen 



A FRIl'.ND DROPPED in to sec what I 
was doing with my Amiga. Picking up a 
microphone, I said, "Hello, computet'." 

To the amazement of my friend, the 
Amiga's synthesized voice responded, 
"Good morning, gentlemen. What may I 
do for you?" 

"Information," I requested, 

"Here is the slants of your drives," the 
computer announced, while displaying 
the results of an IN'FO command to the 
CLI. 

"Pictures on dfl," I commanded. 

"Very good," il replied, "Which picture 
on drive one would you like to see?" 

"Saturn ring spokes." said 1, and mo- 
ments later we were looking at a beauti- 
ful Voyager image. 

I was amazing tnv friend wilfi VoRec- 



One, a hardware/software voice-recogni- 
tion system. I like VoRecOne, but I see it 
as an experimenters tool, and feel it 
should be reviewed in that frame of 
mind. If you require completely predict- 
able results, VoRecOne is probably not 
for you. 

Hear Here 

The hardware is a box the size of a soap 
bar that plugs into the second joystick 
port via its ten-inch cable. The software 
is a single, bootable, non-copy-protected 
disk. The standard microphone that 
comes with the package plugs into the 
VoRec box. 

VoRcc allows voice interaction with the 
computer. Before you can use the sys- 
tem, you must train the computer to rec- 
ognize key words, and match those 
words with commands. Then, instead of 
typing INFO into the CLI. for example, 
you can say the word "information" (or 
"abracadabra," for that matter) to get the 
same results. VoRec samples the sound 
of that spoken word and compares it to 
the sound profiles of all the words you 
have trained it to recognize. Finding a 
match, it executes the command you 
have associated with that sound. In this 
case, the results of the INFO command 
can be displayed to the screen while the 
computer acknowledges your input us- 
ing the SAY command. *■ 



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In theory, VoRec can do just about 
anything you can do from the keyboard. 
It comes with a good, utilitarian lan- 
guage, including a SYSTEM command 
which executes Amiga command sitings 
as though they were typed in a CLI win- 
dow. The language also includes condi- 
tionals, screen and graphic commands, 
string input, mouse and key emulation, 
and more. If you hale the idea of learn- 
ing a language, don't worry. Even two or 
three simple commands can provide 
complex interaction with other software. 
For example, the VoRec command, 
KEYSEQ "p", emulates hitting the "p" 
key. Associated with a spoken word, it 
would call up the palette if VoRec were 
multitasked with DeluxePaint III (Elec- 
tronic Arts). 

VoRec contains two main programs, 
Voice and Recon. Voice is the program 
through which you edit scripts and train 
the vocabulary. Recon is like a player 
program, and will usually be the pro- 
gram you multitask with other software 
for voice control. The illustration shows 
the Voice program interface with a script 
loaded. Words to be trained are entered 
on the left, and their associated action 
commands are entered on the right. The 
interface is simple and works well. To 
train a finished script, you hit the F4 key 
and a window instructs you to say the 
first word. You are prompted to repeat 
the word a second time. This continues 
for each word in turn until VoRec has 
been "trained" to recognize them all. 
The script cast then be saved as a file to 
be run by Recon for voice interaction. 

Voice recognition even on more so- 
phisticated systems is experimental and 
imperfect. With VoRccOne, you may 
never get total recognition of your 
trained vocabulary. The manual claims a 
success rate between 50 and 100%, and 
that matches my experience. VoRec's tol- 
erance for deviations in intonation, 
pitch, stress, and duration of phonemes 
is limited. Best results will rely on your 
ability to mimic your original input. If 
your voice is foggy in the morning, Vo- 
Rec's recognition will be poor on a file 
trained the previous afternoon. Also, 
words with similar phonetic structure, 
like "cut" and "quit," may confuse 
VoRec. 

The larger the vocabulary you use, the 




On the led: words to be trained. 
On the right: action to correspond. 

greater the chances of recognition confu- 
sion. In a complex script, a few weak 
links can render an otherwise powerful 
utility useless. My best results have been 
with vocabularies of fewer than a dozen 
words, all dissimilar. Under these cir- 
cumstances, I can get close to reliable 
recognition, although I may need to re- 
train before each session. 

Say "Zen" 

The manual does a good job of docu- 
menting the VoRec language, and any 
novice should be able to follow the basic 
tutorials. There are mistakes in the ad- 
vanced tutorials, however; 1 was able to 
discover and correct these with a little 
experimentation. You can ignore state- 
ments in the manual about demos 
printed in the back, and about scripts 
being used in later tutorials. These must 
have been plans thai didn't materialize. 
Sometimes, the only explanation of a 
major feature like Expand or Shrink is 
buried in a tutorial, and otherwise not 
indexed. I never did find documentation 
of the Merge function. There is no fun- 
damental explanation of what the Recon 
program is, and nothing in the manual 
explains that ii can be multitasked to 
control other software. If vou take a sort 
of zen outlook on the manual, you can 
enjoy the somber admonition on page 3 
about reading it cover to cover, and the 
unconscious irony of lines like, "chances 
are that not all things in this manual will 
make sense. . ." 

Be prepared for lots of little problems. 
VoRec autoboots to a Workbench screen, 
but the tutorials in the manual will crash 
the system if they are run from Work- 
bench instead of the CLI. A Workbench 
icon called IMPORTANT README is 



there to alert you to this problem, but 
the icon does not know where its text 
reader is, and therefore cannot show you 
the file. The manual and the Impulse 
support line told me that to add VoRec 
to other software, I need only add Voice 
or Recon, my trained files, the recogni- 
tion. library and the listening. device. 
.Adding these files to DeluxePaint III and 
Digi-Paint (NcwTck) crashed the system 
every time I tried to run Recon on a file 
containing only KEYSEQ commands. 
'Through annoying trial and error, I 
found that if I also added the narra- 
tor.device and the iranslator.library to 
the disk, all was well. 

Apparently, VoRecOne was rushed out 
the door. A computer novice might be 
baffled by the errors and omissions in 
the documentation and by the Catch-22 
disk philosophy. VoRec might have 
Ibuncl an intolerant market on another 
system, but Amiga users are usually 
open to idiosyncracies if the results are 
interesting. In that spirit, VoRecOne is a 
fun product. I am having a great time 
wiih it and have many ideas I want to 
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PageSetter II 

A revised edition of a 
favorite publisher 
By Chris Diskman 

PAGESETTER WAS WELCOMED sev- 
eral years ago as the first true Amiga 
desktop publishing program. It provided 
lext-aiid-graphics integration through a 
WYSIWYG (What- You-Scc-Is- What- You- 
Get) interface, but did not measure up 
to programs available on other plat- 
forms. Its most glaring deficiency, lack of i 



14 June 1990 















The art of peripheral engineering. 
Applied to Amiga. 



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eral engineering to Amiga owners. For ten years, 
we've forged a reputation for exciting and innova- 
tive peripherals. Built to our own exacting 
standards of quality and reliability, our products are 
hacked with the best warranties and the best 
technical support in the industry. 

AE 3-5 Drive™ is the first high density external 
disk drive for the Amiga. It supports both standard 
880K and 1.76 MEG 3.5" disks. Housed in a thick, 
high impact, Amiga-beige ABS case, the drive in- 
corporates the finest Sony drive mechanism 
available. The AE 3-5 also supports 1.44 high - 
density MS-DOS disks and features electronic disk 
ejection. One year warranty. $189. 

DataLink 2000™ internal 2400 bps modem 
introduces the notion of expandability in Amiga 
modems. You can start with the base model and 
later add MNP-5 and send fax capabilities. And in 
the future, you'll he able to upgrade to receive-fax 
capability. MNP-5 compresses data to increase 
transmission speeds up to 4800 bps while correcting 
errors. The send-fax option will allow you to fax 
directly from your computer's screen, without ever 
iiaving to print a "hard copy". The DataLink 2000 
lias drivers to support the running of multiple 
DataLink 2000's simultaneously in one machine for 



multi-tasking and bulletin boards and the modem 
even comes complete with powerful communica- 
tions software. Five year warranty. $159- With 
MNP-5 $189. Send-fax option $39. 

RamWorks 500™ combines the functions of an 
internal 512K memory card and a clock card for the 
Amiga 500, boosting the computer's available RAM 
to 1 MEG. Since our design incorporates 256K x 1 
chips, RamWorks 500 is fully compatible with all 
Amiga 500 hardware and software (even pre- 1989 
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graphical diagnostic program checks for bad or 
improperly seated chips. Five year warranty. 
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DataLink Express™ is the definitive external 
2400 bps modem for Amiga owners. It features a 
complete, 12 lamp status light array and our 
exclusive Line Engaged indicator, politely 
informing you that another user is on the line. Thus 
avoiding time-wasting transmission interruptions. 
The modem can be upgraded to include MNP-5, 
send fax capability and in the future, even receive- 
fax capability. The design includes both a niini-8 
and a DB-25 connector, to work with virtually any 
computer, including Amiga, Macintosh, IBM and 
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tions software is included. Five year warranty, 
$249. With MNP-5 $299- Send fax option $79- 

In the coming months, we plan to introduce 
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support for PostScript printers, relegated 
users to the church-newsletter quality of 
Amiga bitmap fonts. Gold Disk, the add- 
on program released for outputting 
PageSetter files in PostScript format, is 
awkward to use and does not fully sup- 
port such printers. 

When big brother Professional Page 
(which shares PageSetter's interface and 
methodology) arrived, it immediately 
dominated the high-end market. Poor 



old PageSetter has appeared increasingly 
creaky over the years, but in its newest 
incarnation, the program provides a sub- 
set of Pro Page's capabilities. 

On the Font Line 

PageSetter II still lacks PostScript sup- 
port, but now provides Pro Page's Com- 
pugraphic scalable font technology. This 
is good news for publishers who do not 
have PostScript printers but need belter 



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quality output than that allowed by 
Amiga bitmap fonts. Compngraphic ver- 
sions of Times Roman and Helvetica 
faces are supplied with PageSetter II, 
and more are available from Gold Disk 
(at S200 for 35 fonts). 

The beauty of the Compugraphic ap- 
proach is that it creates versions of the 
face optimized for both your screen and 
output device. Thus, the output with an 
HP Laserjet printer will be better than 
with an Epson dot-matrix. Besides that, 
the screen fonts are far superior to the 
standard Amiga bitmap variety, even on 
a non-interlaced display. The bad news is 
that effective use of this font technology 
requires a healthy amount of both mem- 



'YOiR TURN! 



I like PageSetter 1 1 better than the 
original version, and il's easier to work 
with than Pro Page. I especially like the 
pattern-Fill option for lettering and 
boxes. I wish lliere was an option for 
treating drop-shadow boxes, though. I 
find that the smaller Compugraphic 
fonts do not print consistently. 1 did 
buy the extra fonts disk, but have got- 
ten an error every lime I've tried to 
load them, Still, I'm very satisfied with 
the program. For non-professional 
uses, it's just as good as Pro Page. 

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ory and hard-disk space. 

If you use a number of type faces, be 
prepared for frequent work interrup- 
tions; every time you select a Compu- 
graphic font, PageSetter II must create a 
screen version of it in the point size 
specified. By allocating extra memory or 
disk space to hold these constructed 
screen fonts you can minimize the inter- 
ruptions (the fonts are saved to disk 
when you exit the program). Thus, both 
ample hard disk space and memory in 
addition to the one meg required to run 
the program are advantageous. 

You can still use Amiga bitmap fonts 
with PageSetter II (just run the included 
utility program), but because they look 
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16 June 1990 



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18 June 1990 



PHOTOGRAPHED BY ED JUDICE 



AW EXCLUSIVE: THE AMIGA 3 — A N D M O R E ! 



Welcome to 
A New Generation! 

With its announcement of the A3 000, version 2.0 of the operating system, the AmigaVision 

authoring system, and a host of supporting products, Commodore has unveiled the platform from 

tuhich it plans to launch an entire new era of Amiga computing in the '90s, 







NEW YORK CITY — Item: Giving its regards to 
Broadway, the A3000 finally made its appearance. 
While society debutantes had their traditional spring 
comings-out all over Gotham— at the Plaza, the 
Pierre, the Waldorf (but not, we expect, at the Helms- 
ley Palace), the Amiga 3000 made its eagerly antici- 
pated debut at a slightly seedy-looking former movie 
theatre on E. 14 St. 

While the Union Square area may seem a wee bit un- 
savory, our ex-cinema turned out to be the tabled 
Palladium— a perfect setting for the marvelous multi- 
media show framing the A3000 announcement. With 
several hundred members of the press and Amiga com- 
munity in attendance, Commodore set forth broad 
plans for future Amiga development on many fronts. 

Also present, and next to the podium to help jour- 
nalists from far and near gauge the full significance 
of all these announcements, was this same issue of 
Amiga World— under wraps at our printers until the 
day before the launch . A number of AW staffers spent 
much of the last three months interviewing Com- 
modore engineers and independently evaluating new 



Amiga products to bring this very special and timely 
report to our readers. 

So, Big Boy, is That a PR Script in Your 
Pocket, or Are You Gonna Tell Us 
Something? 

Yes, Mae, we think we found out enough to earn an 
invitation to come up and see you— right away! The 
brand-new Amiga 3000, equipped with quite a hot 
new engine and lots of fancy accessories, also came 
with a new operating system (V2.0), the much talked- 
about AmigaVision authoring system, a fresh batch 
of nifty monitors and speakers, and some much ap- 
preciated networking devices. 

In case you got your first wind of all this directly 
from New York from someone likejimmy Breslin (and 
couldn't decipher "oh-toidy" from "toidy-two bit"), the 
Amiga 3000 sports a Motorola 25 MHz 68030 proces- 
sor, a 68882 math coprocessor, and the new ECS (En- 
hanced Chip Set— see "Chips Ahoy!" on p. 29 for a 
full report on tlte ECS). In conjunction with its all-new 
Zorro III bus, the A3000"s 68030 offers complete 32- 



By Doug Barney, Dan Sullivan, and Louis R. Wallace 



AmigaWorld 19 




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bit processing power— with 32-bit registers and true 
32-bit address and data buses. The system comes with 
2MB of RAM (one megabyte of fast RAM and one 
megabyte of chip RAM, although it can address two 
megabytes of the latter if you wish to add the extra 
meg). Total memory— and this is staggering — could be 
expanded up to 1.7 gigabytes (that's 1700 megabytes, 
Mr. Nathan Detroit!). In addition, the system comes 




Rear view of the A3000. 




Front view (left) shows Internal floppy and hard drives, while side view 
(right) shows vertical Backplane and section of Motherboard. 



with a built-in SCSI DMA hard-disk controller and a 
40MB or 100MB hard drive. 

The 25 MH//40MB configuration sells for S3999. 
A less expensive (S3299) 16 MHz/40MB model with 
a 68881 math coprocessor is also available. The 25 
MHz/100 MB model goes for S4499. 

The supporting cast at the Big Apple announce- 
ment was no mere collection of bit players, either. 
The long-awaited update of the 1.3 operating system 
(earlier dubbed 1.4) finally became much more than 
just a "revised" version— hence the 2.0 designation. 
(See the sidebar "Radical Operations: V2.0" for a 
close look at the new OS.) A large and very exciting 
boost in an area where the Amiga already shines 
comes in the form of Amiga Vision, CBM's new object- 
oriented authoring system. Almost anyone can now 
create multimedia applications/presentations using a 
point-and-click, icon-based language. (See the sidebar 
"AmigaVision: A Real Sharp Shooter" for more on 
the authoring system.) Plugging a big gap in the 
.Amiga repertoire, Commodore also shuffled a few 
networking cards into the act for the multiuser crowd 
(see the sidebar "Not Just a Node Anymore"). Also 
on view were a couple of spiffy monitors (the Al 950— 
a 14-inch imiltiscan color displav; and the A2024 — 
a 19-inch black-and-white hi-res [up to 1008x800] 
display) and some new stereo speakers. 

Okay, Lets Cut to the Chase. . .What Does 
This All Mean, Anyway? 

Although its 68030 technology is neither brand new 
nor exclusive, and its ECS and V2.0 will work on any 
existing model but the A1000 (but see "Chips Ahoy!" 
on p. 29 for some A1000/ECS work-arounds), the 
total package encompassed in the A3000 announce- 
ment makes it the most important advance in Amiga 
technology since the introduction of the original sys- 
tem in 1985. The keys are the significantly enhanced 
overall performance of the present machine and its 
sheer expandability for future development. 

Looking ahead, the A3000's architecture and the 
revolutionary nature of its new operating system will 
provide the basis for expansion and new development 
for years to come. For right now, its vastly improved 
I/O makes the A3000 the most powerful, fastest pro- 
duction Amiga ever. 

'1 he key to increased performance is the new Zorro 
III 32-bil bus. Zorro III builds upon the strengths 
of Zorro II — particularly its ability to handle multiple 
processors. This is the so-called bus-mastering fea- 
ture, whereby additional processors can take over the 
bus without going through the CPU. In addition, of 
course, the ASOOO's CPU itself can use full 32-bit data 
paths to chip RAM, fast RAM, the SCSI DMA con- 
troller, and the system ROMs. 

Perhaps even more significant for future expansion, 
a vital difference with Zorro 1 II is that now the "bus 
masters" mentioned above will work with a full 32-bit 



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bus. That means that high-performance chips will not 
be hindered by a 16-bit bus. Presently under devel- 
opment and expected by the end of the year, the 
Motorola 68040 (which will run at 15-25 MIPS) will 
be able to run at lull speed on the ASOOO. The same is 
true for high-speed graphics and numeric processors, 
as well as for RISC chips and cache memory. 

All this points out the A3000 as a formidable plat- 



form for future development, as well as a powerful 
system of the moment. 

holy cow! look at the heat on 
That Pitch! 

Right, Phil, even without these fascinating expansion 
possibilities, the ASOOO is a pretty hot machine for a 
system whose sticker price is under $1000. I( is sleek > 




Radical Operations: V2.0 



THE 1.3 AM1GADOS Operating System 
(OS) was an evolutionary change from 
earlier versions. Sporting several im- 
provements and a few bug fixes, it made 
the Amiga a more stable computer lo use. 
Like well-worn blue jeans, the 1 .3 OS was 
more comfortable, but not exciting. 

If you expect the same from Com- 
modore's latest revision, be prepared for 
some big surprises. The most dramatic 
alterations since the Amiga software's ini- 
tial release are on their way— changes so 
revolutionary that the new version can- 
not be called just 1.4. Instead, Commo- 
dore is dubbing the radically new 
AmigaDOS "Version 2.0." 

Bench Bashing 

One of the major criticisms of the Amiga 
has centered around Workbench: The 
lack of consistency in applications makes 
learning new programs unnecessarily 
difficult. In response, Commodore has 
created several standard toolkits for pro- 
grammers designing Intuition applica- 
tions. The Gadget Toolkit supplies a 
simple way of creating and using the 
standard system gadgets in program, 
while the ASL library provides standard 
file and font requesters and a list man- 
ager. Commodore hopes that by supply- 
ing these types of basic operations it can 
introduce a consistent look and leel for 
applications. 

Another aesthetic objection has been 
the overall appearance of Workbench it- 
self. While quite functional, Workbench 
1.3 lacks much of the style and polish 
associated with other Graphical User In- 
terfaces (GUIs). Version 2.0 gives Intui- 
tion an embossed 3-D appearance that 
compares favorably with GUIs on other 
computers. Artists redesigned almost all 




Under 2.0, Work- 
bench no longer 
needs an Icon In 
order to access 
and/or execute flies. 



Preferences has 
been replaced by 
drawer with many 
modules that con- 
trot specific 
functions. 




aspects of the Workbench display (win- 
dows, gadgets, and icons) to give it a very 
strong, graphically impressive interface. 
Behind the pretty face, Workbench 
2.0's features and performance have 



been greatly improved as well. Drawers 
open faster and are easier to create (no 
longer must you slowly copy the Empty 
drawer), and new mouse and menu op- 
lions let you quickly select multiple icons. 




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and small, has 68030/68882 processing power and 
68851 MMU memory-management capability, boasts 
true 32-bil architecture, and sports 40-100MB hard- 
disk storage capacity with a built-in SCSI DMA con- 



troller. In addition, it contains a built-in display en- 
hancer (which, reportedly, will sell separately in the 
future) comparable to MicroWay's llickerFixer to re- 
duce scan lines and interlace flicker. *- 



Because many Workbench operations 
are now asynchronous, you can start one 
and immediately begin another. For ex- 
ample, you can now start loading a pro- 
gram, then switch to copying a file. 
Similarly, you can cancel operations 
while they are still in progress, meaning 
you do not have to wait for a complete 
directory display before closing a drawer. 
Instead of an all-in-one program, Pref- 
erences now consists of several modules, 
each dedicated to a specific task. This 
approach leaves Preferences flexible and 
open to future additions. Perhaps the 
single best improvement in Workbench 
is in pure functionality. No longer the 
poor stepchild of the CLI, Workbench 
2.0 can perform any function the CLI 
can, including executing CLI commands. 
Dedicated command typists also have 
plenty to look forward to. For example, 
Commodore improved pattern matching 
and recoded all the C: commands in C, 
making many much faster than in pre- 
vious versions. The Shell now offers more 
built-in commands, and the CON: win- 
dow sports new cut-and-paste functions, 
a scrolling command history, and an op- 
tional PET-style screen editor. 

ARexx. . .Plus! 

In response to many pleas and sugges- 
tions, Commodore incorporated ARexx 
into the standard system software. This 
one addition greatly enhances the effec- 
tiveness of the Amiga's already outstand- 
ing multitasking environment. Now 
totally unrelated programs will be able 
to use the ARexx ports to access each 
others* features, giving even more power 
to user applications. 

To further increase performance speed 
and flexibility, 2.0 supports multiple 
RAM drives, a faster Trackdisk device, 
and FaslFileSystem in ROM. The latter 
is especially important because it allows 
floppies, as well as hard drives, to use the 
FaslFileSystem for speedier disk access. 

On the programming front, CBM 
added a better autoconfig strategy, mem- 



22 June 1990 



ory allocation, and task management to 
the Exec. Exec will now detect if a 68030 
processor and 68882 math coprocessor 
are present, and if so will enable burst 
mode. Further down the road, Com- 
modore plans to support Virtual Mem- 
ory via Exec. 

The new Math IEEE Single-Precision 
library will use the 68881/68882 math 
chips automatically if they are present. 
With this faster, single-precision IEEE 
math package, programmers will be 
more inclined to use the IEEE libraries 
instead of the MathFFP. By doing so, 
they will still get reasonable performance 
from systems without math coprocessors, 
yet will be able to offer support for the 
math chips, just in case. 

On the graphics side, Intuition and the 
Graphics libraries hold a great many new 
features. Besides the previously men- 
tioned window and gadget changes, In- 
tuition now includes more support for 
custom gadgets, new string gadgets with 
enhanced options, direct support for 
overscan screens, scrolling, autoscrolling, 
and public screens. Additional enhance- 
ments include bitmap scaling, ColorFont 
support, and faster text rendering. Scal- 
ing is not limited to plain bitmaps, how- 
ever; the DiskFont routines will scale font 
bitmaps— meaning the system will resize 
bitmap fonts to any dimensions you re- 
quest. While a welcome addition, this is 
not the same as the true scalable Com- 
pugraphic font technology in Profes- 
sional Page (Gold Disk). Have patience, 
CBM does plan a post-2.0 upgrade that 
will have true scalable fonts and support 
the same fonts as Professional Page. Of 
course, all the new display modes and 
features of the Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) 
are already fully supported in 2.0. 

Support the ECS 

Native to the A3000 and an add-on for 
the A500 and A2000, the Enhanced Chip 
Set (ECS) offers a number of new options. 
Super Agnus increases the amount of po- 
tential chip RAM on A500 and A2000 



systems from 5 1 2K to one megabyte, and 
from one megabyte to a whopping two 
megs on the A3000. In all systems, it 
increases the size of blitter actions to 
32Kx32K. The Super Denise provides 
four new screen-display modes: Produc- 
tivity (640 X 480), I nterlaced Productivity 
(640x960), SuperHi-res (1280x200), 
and Interlaced SuperHi-res (1280 X 
400). All have severe color limitations, 
however, supporting a maximum of four 
colors (two bitplanes). Thanks to its pro- 
grammable sync rates, Denise can offer 
several other resolutions. This unique 
feature allows programmers to create a 
variety of custom screen sizes that can 
be displayed on appropriate multisync 
monitors. The ECS also lets programs 
switch between PAL and NTSC displays. 
This feature will allow wider circulation 
and distribution between software cre- 
ated in the US and in Europe (see "Chips 
Ahoy!" p. 29). 

Video mavens will be pleased that Den- 
ise makes several new features available 
to suitable genlock and video software. 
ChromaKey allows any specified color 
registers to be transparent, and Bit- 
PlaneKey lets you specify a particular bit- 
plane to be transparent. In addition, you 
can choose to have the border be either 
transparent or opaque. 

To show off all these enhanced graph- 
ics, Commodore developed the A2024 
monochrome hi-res monitor and the 
A 1950 Multisync color monitor. The 
A2024's paper-white display supports 
horizontal overscan, de-interlaces, and 
can handle resolutions of up to 1008 x 
800. The A1950 supports all but the very 
largest resolutions that the ECS can 
display. 

While quite a tally of new features, the 
above only touches on the major high- 
lights of the new OS. Rest assured Amiga- 
World will be covering the multitude of 
changes in detail in upcoming issues, D 

-LRW 




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Audio L . Parallel & SCSI External Ports 



Audio R 

VDE Mode Selector 

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Clearly, at a price of less than $4000, the A3000 
has created an economic breakthrough. 

The system also boasts a range of ergonomic im- 
provements. Despite its added power, the system is 
smaller than a standard Amiga 2000. In (act, it is 
barely larger than the original A1000, itself a break- 
through in the size vs. power equation. 

Some seemingly minor changes have been made 
that may very well be widely recognized as major 
improvements after users become familiar with them. 
For example, the mouse, joystick, and keyboard ports 
are on the side, rather than the front. This allows the 
keyboard to sil closer to (he computer without crowd- 
ing into and bending the keyboard cables. Also, a new 
external SCSI port on the back of the machine will 
prove convenient for daisychaining additional SCSI 
devices. With hard and floppy drives no longer at- 
taching direcdy to the CPU chassis, users will find 



installing or replacing hard drives much easier. 

I've Got Manhattan. . .Who Needs the 
Bronx, the 3000, and Staten Island Too? 

Okay, many Amiga users will never buy an A3000. 
They will be more than satisfied upgrading an exist- 
ing system. Yet, despite this, the A3000 announce- 
ment will allied ever)' Amiga owner in some way, 
shape, or form. The Amiga 3000 is the launching 
vehicle for a number of technologies— including V2.0 
of the operating system, the Enhanced Chip Set, the 
AmigaVision authoring system, and the networking 
devices— that will work on most other Amigas. With 
enough upgrading, existing users will end up with a 
machine fairly close to an A3000 — save for the high- 
performance qualities of the 32-bit bus. 

It is possible, of course, that future cards designed 
specifically lor the A3000's Zorro III bus may not 



Amiga 3000 Features 

• 68030/882 @ 25 MHz or 68030/881 @ 16 MHz 

• Amiga Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) 

• 1 Meg chip RAM expandable to 2 Megs on board 

• 1 Meg fast RAM expandable to: 

4 Megs on motherboard using 256x4 DRAMS 
16 Megs on motherboard using 1Kx4 DRAMS 

• Built-in Display Enhancer (eliminates interlace flicker) 

• Internal SCSI Hard Drive (40MB standard, 100MB 
optional) 

• I nternal Real-Time clock w/RAM 

• 4 new Zorro 111 32-bit Expansion Slots 
(All downward compatible with existing A2000 Zorro II 
cards): 

1 100-pin only slot 

2 100-pin slots w/AT-style extensions 
1 100-pin slot in-line w/A2000-style video slot 

• 1 CPU expansion connector 

200-pin w/processor-takeover capability 

• External expansion connectors: 

23-pin Amiga video (15.75 KHz typical) 
15-pin VGA-style video (31.5 KHz typical) 
External SCSI connector 

• 32-bit access to on-board ROM 

• 32-bit CPU access to chip RAM 

• 32-bit fast RAM support Custom Controller supporting static -column mode 
DRAMs and allowing CPU burst access to RAM 

• 32-bit DMA-based on-board SCSI controller 

• Low-profile case supporting total of three internal 3.5-inch drives 

• Front-mounted power switch 

• Easier disk-drive installation and removal (Floppy and Hard) 

• Hardware and software support for 60 Hz video on European machines 




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work on previous models. Also, although il is still too 
early to tell, some current software may not work 
with the A3000. Commodore, however, has already 
stated that it will strive to achieve compatibility with 
90% ol the present software — excluding copy-pro- 
tected games. AmigaWorld will be following up this 
matter closely in future issues. 



Software incompatibility, while an annoyance, 
should he a short-lived phenomenon. Commodore 
has long been providing developers with new and 
stricter guidelines that govern the creation of com- 
patible software. Following these guidelines will help 
developers create sofhvare compatible not only with 

Continued on p. 28 




Not Just a Node Anymore 



A LONG STANDING complaint about 
the Amiga is that it lacks networking. 
Many who would otherwise buy Amigas 
for specific applications have abstained, 
citing the paltry supply of networking 
products. Commodore's recent an- 
nouncements, however, should silence 
the critics. 

Commodore's A2065 Ethernet Card, 
which is expected to work on the A2000 
and later models, supports both thick 
and thin Ethernet connectors. There will 
be AmigaDOS support for Novell, NFS 



(Sun), and TCP/IP protocols. A key net- 
working standard, particularly for the 
growing Unix workstation environment, 
is the TCP/IP protocol. Many corpora- 
tions now require TCP/IP compatibility 
before they buy a system. Relatively fast 
and cost-effective, Ethernet generally op- 
erates at lOMbits/sec, and it will cost S349 
per node. 

A comparable network is available via 
Arcnet. The A2060 Arcnet card is also 
designed to work on (he A2000 and later 
models. A slower but lower-cost network, 



the A560 Arcnet card for the A500, will 
be released in the near future. 

Commodore hopes the availability of 
these standard networks and network 
protocols will drive Amiga software de- 
velopers toward programs that are net- 
work-aware (understand a network exists 
and takes advantage), if not network- 
based (such as groupware). When faced 
with such very attractive combinations, 
potential users should no longer have 
any reason to turn away. D 

-DB 



AmigaVision: A Real Sharp Shooter 



LIKE A CUNNING field general, Com- 
modore is springing a surprise attack on 
Apple and IBM. While the A3000 and 
the 2.0 operating system engage the big 
guns up-front, the new AmigaVision au- 
thoring system will outmaneuver the 
competition on its most vulnerable 
flank— its trumped-up claim to multi- 
media supremacy. AmigaVision offers 
more raw multimedia power than any- 
thing else on the market and is incredibly 
easy to control. 

Basically a programming language, 
AmigaVision is probably like no language 
you have seen. Gone are the command 
lines and cryptic statements of traditional 
programming; they have been replaced 
by symbols and icons in this object-ori- 
ented system. An AmigaVision program 
is a visual flow-chart that symbolizes the 
logical flow of the application (also called 
a course or project). By concentrating 
on the flowchart metaphor, AmigaVision 



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Picture Power 

Composed entirely of shades of gray and 
consistent with the new embossed style 
of Workbench 2.0, AmigaVision has a 
definite 3-D, NeXTlook that is attractive 
and easy on the eyes. The interface con- 
sists of three sections: the Flow window, 
the Icon menu, and standard pull-down 
menus. 

The Flow window is the canvas on 
which you create the application. Simply 
drag icon commands from the Icon menu 
below to their appropriate positions in 
the window. AmigaVision executes icons 
in a linear, top-down order, but offers 
branching statements and subroutine 
calls for more sophisticated program con- 
trol. For long, complicated projects, scroll 
gadgets let you move up, down, left, and 
right through the the Flow window. 

AmigaVision's heart is in the Icon 
menu that stretches across the bottom of 
the screen. In addition to a Trashcan for 
unwanted icons, the main Icon menu 
offers access to six submenus of icon com- 
mands—Module, AV (Audiovisual), 
Wait, Data, Control, and Interrupt— at 
the click of a mouse. 

The Module submenu contains seven 
command icons for basic program con- 
trols. Like bookends, the Module icon 
itself heads all courses or subsections of 
a program and the Quit icon resides at 
the end of a course, letting you exit the 
program. The Subroutine icon signifies 
the start of a subprogram within the main 
course or section, while the Return icon 
directs the program flow from a subrou- 
tine back to the section from which it was 
called. The powerful Execute icon lets 
AmigaVision run programs that were 
created by an outside source from Work- 
bench, the CLI, or ARexx. Similar to a 
stopwatch, the Timer icon measures the 
running time of a section of a course. The 
Resource icon lets you load (or unload) 
data. By placing this icon early in the 
course, you can read your information 
from disk before the program actually 
needs it, and avoid breaking the course's 
flow later with repeated disk access. 

To add flash to your presentation, the 
Audiovisual submenu gives you access to 
graphics, sound, and video. It houses 




The laserdlsk requester 
allows you to easily 
add full-motion video. 



Screen Sound Speak Music . Gfx Brush Video fain 




nine icons: Screen (with 1 9 wipes), Brush, 
Anirn, Sound (for digital sounds), Speak 
(voice synthesis), Music (SMUS files), Gfx, 
Text, and Video (laser disc). With these 
controls, you can quickly combine the 
elements into stunning displays. 

The Wait submenu's icons let you add 
interactivity to your project, by instruct- 
ing the program to read and react to user 
input from the mouse, keyboard, or 
touch screen. You can even limit the 
amount of time the program waits for 
input before continuing, or instruct it to 
wait for a certain set of circumstances or 
response. 



The icon commands in ihe Database 
submenu generate data forms, read and 
write data, add, delete, and update rec- 
ords, as well as manipulate variables. You 
access variables from the Expression Ed- 
itor, which has a host of mathematical 
and logical functions. 

Like a traditional programming sys- 
tem, AmigaVision has a number of stand- 
ard control commands for redirecting 
the program Dow, including GOTO, Con- 
ditional GOTO, IF. . THEN, IF. . . 
THEN. . .ELSE, a FOR. . .NEXT loop, 
and a GALL icon for launching subrou- 
tines. You can use these Control icons i 



26 June 1990 



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The Title Page package was created under a demanding 
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colors per screen, (example: create rainbow letters with a blue 
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• Supports standard Amiga IFF format allowing you to 

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• Use any Amiga compatible font or colorfont, We supply you 
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• Make backgrounds with brushes or with gradient displays. 
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•Apply any effect to brushes, text, or images. If the 40+ effects 
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• Maintain hundreds of prefs & effects and call them back at the press of a 
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• Execute ARexx commands from the keyboard or scripts. Title Page 
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• Once you've created your pages, show them off with our included player 
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with variables and absolute values, and 
customize diem in the Expression Editor. 
The last submenu. Interrupt, has icons 
for defining reactions to specified mouse, 
touch-screen, or keyboard events. Once 
you define these events, the program 
automatically watches for them, so little 
extra programming is required. 

Reinforcements 

The three Intuition menus (Project, Edit, 
and Tools) give you more global controls. 
1 11 the Project menu, you can load or save 
your work, install or create Runtime 
courses for distribution to other Amiga- 
Vision owners, set your default config- 
uration, print out a course (in text or 
graphic-image form), or run a course. 
From the Edit menu, you can search for 
a named icon, collect icons together, copy 
them, preview their actions, or collapse 
the contents of a subroutine to a single 
icon with the Telescope feature. To make 
the full subroutine visible again, select 
the Subroutine icon and reissue the Tele- 
scope command. Telescope lets you 
quickly see the overall How of a program 
without individual commands getting in 
the way. The Tools menu gives you access 
to three powerful subareas: the Object 
Editor, the Video Disc Control Panel, and 
the Database Editor. 

In the Object Editor, you define the 
appearance of a screen. You can add hot- 



spots for the user to click on to select 
options, text, and input fields, and you 
can select color palettes, graphic shapes, 
or screen resolutions and modes. You can 
even instruct Amiga Vision to load IKK 
background pictures into the display au- 
tomatically, and then overlay them with 
information areas, hotspots, and so on. 

The Video Disc Control Panel allows 
you to browse through a video disc. With 
it. you can play a disc or scan, or search 
for specific frames and sequences for later 
inclusion in your course. When com- 
bined with a genlock and video disc, 
Amiga Vision is an incredible tool for mix- 
ing computer data and video into a 
smooth application. 

The Database Editor lets you create 
disk-based databases and information 
files. Each record can contain up to 128 
fields and a maximum of 4000 total char- 
acters. Kor field data types, you can spec- 
ify string, numeric, Boolean, or date 
information. "The database cannot di- 
rectly support pictures and sounds, but 
fields can hold the name of a picture or 
sound file. The program can then easily 
load the file into nieniot v and display or 
play it. You can designate any field as a 
Key field on which to index a sort of the 
records. 

Deployment 

Almost as impressive as AmigaVision's 



capabilities are Commodore's plans for 
the program's distribution. At the launch 
of the Amiga 3000, the company an- 
nounced it will bundle Amiga Vision with 
every new A2000, A2500, and A3000 
sold. If you buy your machine between 
the launch and the program's release 
(scheduled for late May or early June), 
you will qualify to receive one free 
AmigaVision package. Consult your 
dealer before purchasing an A500, how- 
ever, as Commodore may offer Amiga- 
Vision free if you buy an A500 with one 
meg of RAM, the program's minimum 
requirement. IF you already own an 
Amiga, the authoring system will be sold 
as a stand-alone package for $149. 

After using AmigaVision for several 
weeks, I am very impressed. Krom my 
vantage as a programmer used to more 
conventional ways of creating applica- 
tions, I expected to find the authoring sys- 
tem cute but limited. I was very wrong; it 
is extremely powerful. With Amiga Vision, 
I can create multimedia applications in 
hours, instead of the months it would take 
me with C or B.ASIC. More power is on the 
way, as well. Within the year, Commodore 
plans to upgrade AmigaVision to support 
MIDI and animbrushes, among other 
things. Apple and IBM had better start 
watching their flanks. □ 

-LRW 



Amiga Announcements 
At a Glance 



Amiga 3000 (25 MHz/40 MB) $3999 

Amiga 3000 (25 MHz/100 MB) $4499 
Amiga 3000 (16 MHz/68881/ 

40 MB) $3299 

A 1950 Monitor $799 

A2024 Monitor $749 

A2000 Arcnet Card $229 

A2065 Ethernet Card $349 



AS225 TCP/IP for (he Amiga S199 
AS220 Novell Client 

Software 
AS2088T Turbo XT Bridge 
A10 Stereo Speakers 
AS250 AmigaVision 
V2.0 AmigaDOS 



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2H June 1990 




from p. 2 5 

today's A3000 and V2.0, but also with the even more 
impressive systems being developed behind the 
locked doors at Commodore engineering. 

The advances inherent in a system such as the 
A3000/V2.0 also point out the importance to owners 
of registering their software, it would be a shame to 
miss out on updates for compatibility just because 
you failed to send in your registration card. 

There is no question that the ramifications of all 
the announcements connected with the A3000 may- 
pose some risk to owners of current Amiga systems. 
But the sheer technological potential — for all Amiga 
users— promised by these new developments is so 
great that everyone will benefit. What we have Ileit- 
is not just a new machine, but the culmination of all 
the successful Amiga developments over the past 
three years. Yes, the A3000 did just take Broadway 
by storm, but that was only the opening act. Stay- 
tuned for the sequels. ■ 



AWEXCLUSIVE: THE AMI GA3000-AND MORE! 

Chips Ahoy! 

Commodore's new ECS will enable the whole Amiga fleet to plow 

the waves with a great deal more custom processing 

power in the engine room. 



By Sheldon Leemon 



ALII U)t ( il I BUYERS OF the new Amiga 3000 can benefit 
from the Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) right from the maiden 
voyage, Commodore doesn't intend to leave current Amiga 
users back at the dock. The significant improvements to 
the Amiga's custom chips will 
be available through up- 
grades ii i .ill existing Amiga 
models (with considerable 
difficulty, however, to the 
A 1000).' 

New versions of the Agnus 
and Deuise chips will mean 
a doubling of the current 
(5 12K.) amount ofchip RAM, 
increased multitasking pos- 
sibilities (particularly with 
graphics- and sound-inten- 
sive applications), and much 
higher-resolution display ca- 
pabilities (especiallv useful 
for sophisticated video 
work) — among a host of 
other ECS improvements. So 
let's open up those CPU 
hatches, climb down into the 
hold, and see what these new 
chips are all about! 

Below Deck 

Much of the Amiga's power is 
derived from its three custom 




chips, Agnus, Denise, and Paula. Most computers have only one main 
processor, which must do all of the work associated with producing 
graphics and sound, in addition to running applications programs. 
The Amiga's custom chips, however, handle a lot of the graphics and 

sound work by themselves, 
freeing up the processor for 
more important work, such as 
multitasking. Having these 
custom chips so tightly inte- 
grated into the system dra- 
matically improves the 
Amiga's performance, but it 
also means that any real up- 
grade of the computer's ca- 
pabilities has to include an 
upgrade to the custom chip 
set— hence the ECS. 

As with previous changes 
to the Amiga line, the im- 
provements introduced by 
these chips represent evolu- 
tionary, not revolutionary, 
developments. Anybody ex- 
pecting a 1000 x 1000-pixel 
display with 12 million colors 
is in for a disappointment. 
Nonetheless, the ECS adds a 
number of small but quite 
powerful enhancements that 
can be integrated into the 
system without requiring i 



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massive changes to all of the existing software. 
Super Agnus: A Generous Chipnute 

The ECS consists of new versions of the Agnus and 
Denise chips. Super Agnus (or ECS Agnus), a revised 
Fal Agnus chip, was introduced last fall. From the 
user's standpoint, the most important change Super 



Agnus makes is that it expands the maximum amount 
of memory that can be directly controlled by the 
custom graphics and sound chips from . r >12K. to one 
megabyte. This does not mean that the Super Agnus 
chip itself adds memory to the system; rather, it allows 
existing memory to be divided up differently. While 
the Amiga's main processor can access up 10 nine i 



Getting the Chip Aboard Your Ship 



All Amiga 2000 systems (and some Amiga 
500s) manufactured since last fall come 
with the Super Agnus installed. It's easy 
to identify A2000 systems with the new 
chips, because there is a "1 Meg Chip 
RAM" sticker right on the box. Even with- 
out the box, you can identify such ma- 
chines by running the AVAIL command 
from the CLI or Shell. If the system has 
a megabyte of chip RAM, the third item 
(in the Maximum column) in the first row 
(marked "Chip") will read 1040152. If 
not, the number will be half as great. 

The situation is trickier for A500 own- 
ers. You cannot tell if you have the new 
Agnus chip without opening up the com- 
puter. (If you have the chip, you will see 
only four RAM chips on the motherboard 
instead of 16.) Because the A500 comes 
with only 512K of memory, the computer 
is set at the factory for 512K of chip RAM. 
Even if you have the Super Agnus and 
plug in a 512K expansion module, the 
RAM will not become chip RAM auto- 
matically. Your dealer must make internal 
modifications to the A500 before it will 
recognize the extra RAM as true chip 
RAM. Once the modifications are made, 
the computer will not operate unless the 
memory-expansion module is plugged in. 

An easier way to discover if your A500 
has the Super Agnus is to use a program 
that identifies what kind of custom chips 
are installed in your computer. One such 
program is the shareware System Infor- 
mation 2.0b, by Pregnant Badger Soft- 
ware, which is distributed as part of its 
Kramden Utilities. 

If you have an Amiga 2000 orASOO with 
a megabyte of memory, but do not yet 



have the Super Agnus chip, your local 
dealer can both sell you the chip and in- 
stall it for you. This should cost you ap- 
proximately SI 60 (SI 20 for the chip and 
a S40 minimum service charge for instal- 
lation). If you do not have a service center 
in your area, or are experienced in elec- 
tronics and want to install the chip your- 
self, you can obtain a Super Agnus from 
mail-order sources for about S75-S100. 

Amiga 1000 owners will have a much 
more difficult time upgrading to the 
Super Agnus. The original A 1000 Agnus 
was a smaller chip, so there is literally no 
room to plug in the new one. There are 
two Amiga 1000 upgrade boards that ad- 
dress this problem. Both were an- 
nounced, although not yet delivered at 
the time of writing— but each should be 
out by the lime this article appears. Greg 
Tibbs' The Rejuvenator ($499.95, Expert 
Services) and the DVS-Wonder ($399.95, 
Delaware Valley Software) completely re- 
place the existing A1000 daughterboard, 
and provide sockets for the ECS Agnus 
and a megabyte of chip RAM. 

The actual installation procedure var- 
ies slightly depending on the model and 
motherboard revision. Installation on an 
A2000, for example, is somewhat easier 
than on an A500. In either case, installing 
the chip entails prying the old chip out 
of its square socket and plugging the new 
one in. In order to enable a megabyte of 
chip RAM, however, you must change 
two jumpers on the motherboard. (This 
is true even for A500 systems that come 
with the Super Agnus installed.) 

In any event, you will need to cut con- 
nections betiteen jumper pads on the 
motherboard, and you may have to sol- 
der other connections. This job may not 



be very tough for the experienced hard- 
ware hacker, but there are some pitfalls 
lor the unwary novice who has never 
opened up the computer before and does 
not have such tools as a chip extractor, 
utility knife, Tbrx screwdriver, and fine- 
tipped soldering iron. Removing the old 
chip from its square socket can be tricky, 
as it may be wedged in very tightly, mak- 
ing it difficult to extract without cracking 
the socket. Cutting pads on the mother- 
board also requires some care. Another 
factor to consider is the possibility of a 
problem with the chip itself. Repair cen- 
ters report that early production runs of 
the Super Agnus chip have had a failure 
rate as high as 15-20%. Detective chips 
may not work at all, or they may cause 
strange interruptions of the display in 
some programs. The choice is up to you, 
but at least if a service center installs and 
tests the chip for you, you should come 
home with a working system. If you do 
it yourself and get a bad chip, you will 
have the extra hassle of figuring out what 
went wrong, and of getting a new chip if 
necessary. 

Unlike Super Agnus, the ECS Denise 
will be relatively easy to install. It will use 
the familiar DIP package (the rectangular 
one with two rows of legs). Simply pry 
the old Denise carefully out of its socket, 
and replace it with the new one, making 
sure that the new chip faces the same way 
as the old one. You should be aware, 
however, that the new Denise wilt not 
work properly with the old Fat Agnus. If 
you do not have either chip, you should 
probably have a dealer install both at the 
same lime. D 

-SL 



30 June 1990 



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only a small part of that memory, known as "chip" 
RAM. The first 512K of memory on all Aniigas is chip 
memory, but until Super Agnus, the second 512K on 
both the A2000 and (optionally) the A500 has been 
treated like expansion memory that could be accessed 
only by the processor. With the addition of a Super 
Agnus chip (and some changes Co jumpers within the 
computer to let it know about the new configuration), 
the second 512K becomes an extension of chip mem- 
ory, boosting it to a total of one megabyte. 

(.'hanging expansion memory to chip memory will 
not allow you to run any programs that you could 
not run before, but it will allow vou to run more than 



one graphics-intensive program at the same time. 
With only a 1 2K of chip RAM , (or example, il is nearly 
impossible to run programs like Professional Page 
(Gold Disk) and DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts) to- 
gether, particularly if both programs use a separate 
high-resolution screen. With a megabyte of chip 
RAM, however, you can easily run any two such 
programs. 

The extra chip RAM also extends what you can do 
with single programs. It makes it possible to run Pro 
Video (".old (Shereff Systems) from the Workbench, 
raiher than always having in boot the program di- 
rectly. It increases the maximum page size in 
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Q Does Super Agnus give yon more memory? 
Does it take any memory away? 

A Super Agnus does not change the 
total amount of memory in your system. 
It merely allows the computer to divide 
up existing memory differently. By ex- 
panding the amount of memory that can 
be accessed by graphics and sound chips, 
it makes it possible to run several graph- 
ics-intensive applications at once, as well 
as increasing the maximum size for ani- 
mations and other graphics projects. 

Q Will Super Denise perform the same func- 
tion!, as MkroWay's flicker Fixer? 

A No. In fact, the new Amiga 3000 in- 
cludes a display enhancer similar to 
HickerFixer, even though it already has 
the Super Denise chip. A display enhan- 
cer like flickerFixer de-interlaces the 
standard Amiga graphics modes, and 
supports the same number of colors as 
the standard modes (up to 4096 in HAM 
interlaced). All current applications au- 
tomatically take advantage of this non- 
interlaced display. Super Denise, on the 
other hand, provides some brand-new 
graphics modes, including a noninter- 
laced 640 x 480 Productivity mode. Cur- 
rent applications that open a window on 
the Workbench screen should take ad- 
vantage of the new modes, but programs 
that open custom screens will have to be 



rewritten in order to use them. 

Another important difference is the 
monitors they require, flicker Fixer dis- 
plays the standard graphics modes on a 
VGA monitor, while Super Denise needs 
a VGA monitor for the new modes, and 
a standard monitor for the old ones (dis- 
playing both on one screen requires a 
multiscanning monitor). The ECS Super 
Hi-Res mode will display on a flickerFixer 
(with some loss of horizontal resolution), 
but the doublescan modes (such as Pro- 
ductivity) are not displayed correctly on 
such a device. 

g Will Super Denise give us more colors? 

A The new higher-resolution ECS 
modes actually have fewer colors than 
standard modes. Because only a limited 
amount of display information can be 
sent out the video port, a noninterlaced 
screen can be achieved only by dropping 
the maximum number of colors to four 
from a palette of 64. Even at four colors, 
these modes put such a large burden on 
system resources that they may cause 
problems for some programs. For every- 
day use, you will probably want to run 
the 640x480 noninterlaced mode on a 
black-and-white screen. 

Q Do you need a special monitor for the new 
graphics modes? 

A Some of Super Denise's new modes, 
such as Super Hi-Res (1280x400 inter- 



laced), will work on current monitors 
such as the 1084. Others, such as the 
noninterlaced Productivity mode, re- 
quire a VGA-style monitor. In order to 
lake advantage of both the old and new 
graphics modes, you will need a multi- 
sync or bisync monitor. 

Q Do the new modes bring any enhancements 
to desktop video? 

A The 1280X400 mode should work 
with current genlock devices, and will no 
doubt be quite useful for video titling. In 
addition, the Super Denise provides 
some new genlock options, such as re- 
placing colors other than the background 
color with the external video source. 

Q Will Super Denise work without Super 
Agnus? Will Super Agnus work without Super 
Denise? 

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Agnus will expand maximum chip RAM 
to one megabyte. Super Denise, however, 
will probably function like an old Denise 
chip without Agnus, but the new graphics 
modes require both chips. In short, you 
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large as the screen in that mode. In general, il extends 
the maximum size and length of projects thai use 
graphics and sound, particularly when you work in 
high resolution with a lot of colors. 

Agnus: Full Steam Ahead for Europe 

Although increased chip RAM is the most noticeable 
improvement brought about by Super Agnus, it is not 
the only one. The blitter (a coprocessor used to move 
graphics objects around at high speeds) has been 
changed so that it can move objects up to 32K. x32K 
bits in size, instead of I K x 1 K, as with the older version 
of the chip. Down the road (particularly with 2.0 sys- 
tem-software support), this may make it easier for 
programmers to manipulate larger scrolling virtual 
screens. 

Another change in Super .Agnus allows the Amiga 
to output its display at either NTSC (American) or 
PAL (European) scan rales, making it possible to get 
a PAL display from a US computer (using a multi- 
synchronous monitor or manually-adjustable set). 
This may make it easier to run European software 
that has not been designed for American displays. 
The display format can be changed under software 
control, and in version 2.0 of the operating system, 
it will be possible to select a PAL or NTSC display 
from the Workbench. 

Because Super Agnus has been around for several 
months, some Amigas already contain the new chip. 
To find out if your system does— and to learn how 
to install Super Agnus if it does not— consult the 
sidebar "Getting the Chip Aboard Your Ship." 

Super Demise: Tricky 
Signal-Room Operator 

In addition to its own capabilities. Super Agnus helps 
to unleash the power in the other half of the ECS 
team, the soon-to-be-released Super Denise (price 
pending). Super Denise has two tricks that it can plav 
with the Standard Amiga display. The first is to send 
out twice as many pixels per line as an ordinary hi- 
res display. In this Super Hi-Res mode, each pixel is 
half as wide as normal — even the mouse pointer sprite 
is half as w^ide as usual. Super Hi-Res displays on the 
same kind of monitor as ihe current video modes, 
and it works with genlocks. It can provide a nonin- 
terlaced display of 1280 x 200 pixels or an interlaced 
display of 1280x400 pixels— highly useful for video 
work. Sending out twice the amount of pixel infor- 
mation, however, means that the computer can send 
out only half as much color information. Super Hi- 
Res displays can show a maximum of only four colors 
out of a palette of 64. Even at four colors, Super Hi- 
Res takes up a lot of the machine's processing power, 
making it unsuitable for some multitasking activities. 
Super Denise's second trick is a bit more obscure. 



It enables software control over the synchronization 
and blanking signals. This means you can alter the 
display signal to fit just about any kind of monitor. 
The most common use for this trick is to produce a 
mode called doublescan— where the horizontal scan 
rate is doubled to match the rate used by IBM VGA 
monitors. Doubling the horizontal scan rate gives you 
twice as many lines, with half as many pixels on each 
line. For example, doublescanning a medium-res 
640 x 240 noninterlaced display gives you a 320 x 480 
noninterlaced mode called VGA Lo-Res. Changing 
the scan rate does nol change the number of colors 
that can be displayed in a given mode, but it does 
require the use of a VGA-compatible (or multiscan- 
ning) monitor that can accept the higher scan rate. 

In addition to VGA monitors, the programmable 
Super Denise may be used to sync the Amiga to more 
exotic displays, such as those with refresh rates com- 
patible with motion pictures. Currently, you cannot 
successfully film a TV-set or video-monitor display 
w^ith a movie camera because of incompatible differ- 
ences in the frame rales between the two media. With 
Super Denise, however, you can alter the refresh rate 
of your monitor in a way that will allow you to simplv 
point the camera at the screen, film the display, and 
come away with clear, distinguishable results. 

No Shore Leave for Hard Workers 

By itself, doublescan may not be very useful, but 
when you combine it with the new Super Hi-Res 
mode, you gel a noninterlaced 640x480 display 
called Productivity mode. As a doublescan display, 
this mode requires a VGA-compatible monitor, and 
because it is also Super Hi-Res, it is limited to (bur 
colors. Because Productivity is so similar to the cur- 
rent 640x400 interlaced mode— only without the 
flicker— it should be useful for GAD and desktop- 
publishing applications. 

Workbench 2.0 will allow you to set the Workbench 
screen to Productivity mode, so programs that open 
a window on the Workbench screen should work in 
this mode without any changes being made to the 
program. Programs that open their own custom 
screens, however, will have to be rewritten to take 
advantage of Productivity mode, or any of the other 
new ECS display modes. 

In addition to new display modes, Super Denise 
also offers some genlock enhancements. With the cur- 
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ground color and the border around the display 
(which is the same color as the background). Super 
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ground color. BitPlanekey lets you use a single 
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normal border color is transparent. BorderBlanking 
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background color was made opaque by ColorKey. 

For pointers on installing the Super Denise chip 
(a relatively simple procedure), check the "Getting 
the Chip Aboard Your Ship" sidebar. 

Closing the ECS Log 

Although the ECS may not be as big a step forward 
as some might have hoped for, it certainly does help 



the Amiga keep pace with the rest of the microcom- 
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(be machine's capabilities in the key areas of cfesklop 
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CREATING INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS 

WITH DeluxeVideo III 



By Gene Brawn 




IN THE WANING years oF 
the last century still photo- 
graphs (lipped into motion. 
Those first crude movies Fas- 
cinated people and changed 
the way images were viewed. 
Now, as our century nears its 
close, we are faced with a sim- 
ilar image revolution — the 
arrival oF interactive, multi- 
media productions. Not only 
do the pictures move and talk 
to us, but also we can view 
them in any order we choose. 
IF you do not like how one 
story line is progressing, de- 
tour to another. 

To commemorate the ef- 
forts of the film pioneers and 
to illustrate the principles of 
creating the next wave of 
presentations, I designed an 
interactive production called 
"The Birth of Film" with 
DeluxeVideo III (Electronic Arts. $149.95). While the project 
sounds daunting. 1 had slightly better equipment than Edison and 
Dickson or Stanford and Muybridge. With the aid of Deluxcl'aim 
III (Electronic Arts. $149.95) and Digi-View (NewTek, $199.95), 
1 wrote, assembled, and scripted the demo in about one week. To 
experiment with these techniques, create some screens similar to 
the illustrations and anims, and load up DVideo. Your designs 



need not he exact replicas of 
mine; control of program 
flow and user interaction are 
the key points of this tutorial. 

Draft Your 
Blueprints 

The essence of multimedia 
(this week, at least) is inter- 
activity and nonlinear brows- 
ing through information. 
Sometimes called hyperme- 
dia, these information sys- 
tems use screen "hot spots" 
(or buttons) thai the user 
clicks to jump to related 
screens. If you link enough 
subjects, the user can navi- 
gate freely through the in- 
formation, unhindered by 
predetermined structures or 
paths. While a free-flowing 
ramble for the user, behind 
(he scenes all these inter-con- 
nections (threads) are often quite complex. The Muybridge thread 
alone in The Birth of Film" is four levels deep, with six information 
modules, a short slide show, four animations, and an interactive 
displav of a house. 

Always make a map of your threads before you build your 
presentation. As a sample, Figure 1 maps the Muybridge thread. 
It begins on the introductory home screen with a highlighted 



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reference to Eadwcard Muybridge {pronounced MY- 
bridge). When yon click on Muybridge's name, you 
are transported lo a screen will) biographical infor- 
mation about the 19th century photographer (Figure 
2). Ibis biography screen is actually a menu ol choices 
that lead you to more displays illustrating other events 
in Muybridge's life. Because Muybridge invented mo- 
tion pictures, 1 included some short examples of his 
films, such as the galloping horse in Figure IV The 
Photographer module contains a slide show of his 
pictures, while the Stanford section uses a picture of 
a mansion with hot spots on the facade. Click on one 
of the windows, for example, and an image of the 
room behind ii slides into view. This sounds like a 
lot of work, but careful planning and DeluxeVideo's 




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constructing the scenes. 



Eadweard MuyMdge is 
today acknowleged as 
the first person to 
capture motion on film, 
as wdl as the first to 
exiMtthemtoapaying 
audience. 

Although many people 
may not know his name, 
most know the story of 
Muybridge's greatest 
photographic triumph. 

During the 1870's he was 
San Francisco's finest 
and most famous 
Photographer. So, it was 




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not surprisingwhen 
Leland Stanford, the 
Governor of California 
assigned the art in the 



e task of solving an 
ageolddispute...doafJ 
four hooves of a 
galloping horse ever 
leave the ground at the 
same time? 

Muybridge proved that 
they did. He went on 
to apply the technique 
to the analysis of 
human and animal 



Figure 2. Click the buttons or highlighted words to jump to 
related screens. 



speedy interface made the process fast and easy. 

The key to creating multimedia with DeluxeVideo 
III is learning to manipulate the Wait and Goto 
effects. Wail turns on the cursor and tells the com- 
puter to wait for a mouse click. If the user clicks an 
object with an attached Goto effect, the program will 
jump to the specified video scene or label name, and 
continue the program from there. A clickable object 
in D Video can be a brush, a line of text, or even an 
"invisible" area (not highlighted to the user) of the 
display. The linking objects in the hi-res Muybridge 
scene (Figure 2) are the beige-colored key phrases, 
which are actually clickable brushes. 

Reconstructing the scene is simple: Tell the pro- 
gram to load the background picture, text, and but- 
tons; position and display the objects, and wait for a 
mouse click. 

Begin with a fresh DeluxeVideo script and double 
click on the lone scene's icon lo enter lire Scene Editor. 
I'ull down the Scene menu and select Change. From 
the pop-up menu that appears, turn on ihe Restore 
Black option and turn off Double-Buffer, as this is 
used for effects and animation. Click in the Name 
box and type "Muybridge." 

The next step is to load and position the back- 
ground picture ("track" in DVideo lingo). I'ull down 
a new track from the Icon menu and select your 
display of text and photos from the File menu. Putl 
down an Effect track, select a Position effect, and 
place it at time 0:00.0. When the What & Where 
requester appears, turn off Show At Start to hide the 
screen and anything atiached to ii while the program 
positions the buttons during playback. Click on Okay 
to return to the Scene track. Finally, drag a Show" 
effect onto the Picture track and position it at 0:00. 10: 
vour screen is now ready for display. 

Button, Button! Where to Put 
The Button? 

Creating a clickable object is equally easy. I used 
brushes for my hot spots because tliev are so univer- 
sally flexible, although I could have achieved the same 
thing with the Fextline or Box effects. For my button 
brushes, 1 used DeluxcPaint III to grab the words I 
wanted to highlight on the text screen. I then recol- 
ored them so they would stand out when stamped 
over the background picture. 

To add a brush to the scene, pull down a Brush 
track and select the object's brush file (for example. 
the word "gallop"). Place a Position effect at about 
0:00.0 on the timeline. You need not turn off Show 
At Start, because the brush will not display until the 
screen does. Do, however, click the Where button to 
display the preview screen. Because the brush is con- 
nected to the Picture track, you will see both the 
background image and the brush you are positioning. 
Stamp the brush so that it completely covers the 
original word. When you are satisfied, exit What & 
Where by clicking Okay. 



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Of course, you must tell the program what to do 
when the user clicks the brush, which is where the 
Goto effect comes in. Place it at time 0:00.5. When 
you select the Goto effect. DVideo displays a text 
requester and waits lor you to enter (he name ol the 
scene (or label within the current scene) the program 
should jump to. For the example, enter "Horse" in 
the Name box. 

The last step in building this interactive sequence 
is to command DVideo to wait for a mouse click. To 
do so, drag a Control track into place below the Brush 
track and position a Wail effect on it at time 0:00.15. 
A small requester that allows you to change the du- 
ration of the Wait effect will appear. If you do not 
click the Time button, DVideo will wail for input 
forever. This is line for now, so leave it alone. If you 
do sel a time limit and the program does not receive 
input before it expires, DVideo merely continues 
playing the script. 

Your finished scene should look like the one illus- 
trated in Figure 4. To test your new script, select Play 
Scene from the Project menu. If all is well, your new, 
highlighted button will be just where you placed it 
on the text screen. When you click this button the 
sequence will end, rather than jumping to the spec- 
ified scene. If you want to preview the jumps too, 
use the Play Video menu selection instead. Be careful: 
DVideo will hang if the named scene does not exist. 

If your scene does not work as you intended, be 
sure that all the Effect icons are on the timeline in 
order: Position should be at 0:00.0 on the Brush and 
Picture tracks; Goto al 0:00.5 on the Brush track: 
Show at 0:00.10 on the Picture track; and, finally, 
Wait at 0:00.15 on the Control track. 

If you were building the complete Muybridge 
scene, vou would need seven more active brushes. 
Considering the amount of work it took to sel up the 
first brush, we are fortunate, indeed, that DVideo 
offers cut-and-paste tools. As a shortcut, these new 
functions let you copy any scene, track, or effect and 
paste il anywhere in any video. To clone a hot spol, 
click the original Brush track, then select Copy from 
ihe Fdit menu. Choose Paste from the same menu, 
and stamp the new track below the original. Finally, 
load this track's new brush, reposition it at the proper 
location with the What & Where requester, and mod- 
ify the Goto label. These tools are even more useful 
for cloning entire scenes; I laid the foundation for 
another "The Birth of Film" thread this way. 

When I Say Jump, Pardner 

Now that we know how to make DVideo jump to any 
part of a script at the click of a button, we need a 
scene to go to. The previous screen was sialic, so let's 
add some pizzazz to the information al the destina- 
tion. In the next scene, labeled Horse (Figure 3), the 
display is a mix of hi-res and lo-res screens and the 
script contains a click-to-start animation in the lo-res 
region. 




Start the script by pulling down a new Scene icon 
and placing it anywhere beyond the first scene on 
the Video track. As before, open the new scene by 
double-clicking its icon. Access the Change requester 
from the Scene menu and rename the scene "Horse." 
Because Horse includes an animation, leave Double- 
Buffer on. Unlike in the first scene, here the default 
settings are perfect; simply exit the requester. 

To create the background, you must combine a 
memory-efficient lo-res graphic and a hi-res bitmap 
(which is the best choice for text.) The cleanest way 
is to create a brush of each picture with a painl 
program. Keep them as small as possible; grab only 
the parts of the screen that you want to display. Next, 
even though you created two brushes, load them us 




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pictures. This way, DVicleo allocates just enough buffer 
space to hold the now smalfer-than-normal images. 
If you had assembled the display from brushes, you 
would have had to create two backdrop screens to 
hang them on— taking up a lot more memory. 

To display the graphics, stamp a Position effect at 
0:00. t) on both Picture 1 1 .it ks. Because D\ ideo always 
displays undersized pictures and brushes centered 





Figure 5. Compare your results with this script for Figure 3. 

on the screen, you must drag them into the proper 
places with the Where (unction in the What & Where 
requester. Be sure to turn oll'thc Show At Start option 
and put a Show effect on both tracks at time 0:00.20. 
Use the Preview option to check the position of 
your new screens. During the test, the hi-res text 
screen will display in lo-res. Don't worry: Dt'aint does 
not store the resolution information with a brush, so 
DV'idco assumes that the text is lo-res. To correct this 
mismatch, double-click the hi-res track, tficn click on 
the Info button. At the bottom of the Raster Info 
requester are three buttons: Modes, Hi-rcs, and Lace, 
Turn them all on. 

Reviving History 

Two more tracks to go: The first is an animbrush of 
a galloping horse (the world's first movie) animated 
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picture (the animbrush), Muybridge's horse animates 
within the original picture's frame. This simple but 
effective technique never fails to impress. 

Create a new DVideo Animbrush track. This track 
will automatically connect to the hi-res track imme- 
diately above it. Therefore, you must reconnect the 
animbrush to the lo-res screen by clicking on the 
brush's track icon and dragging the arrow to the 
corresponding part of the lo-res Picture track. Use a 
Position effect and its Where function to place the 
brush on the lo-res screen at 0:00.0. Select a Playanim 
effect and locate it at time 0:00.25. Program the 
animation to loop a few times by changing the num- 
ber in the box to the Cycle button's right to 4 or 5. 
and exit. You now have a picturc-within-a-picturc 
that will tome to life when you click it. 

Now. pull clown a Control track and put a default 
Wait effect at time 0:00.10. This time, you want the 
Colo eflcct on the Animbrush track to point to a label 
on the Control track at the bottom of this scene, 
rather than to another scene. Grab a Label effect and 
stamp it at time 0:00.20. Name it Gallop and exit. 

Place a Goto effect at time 0:00:05 on the .Anim- 
brush track and label it Gallop. I put a Label effect 
called Start al time 0:00:0. Then. I put another Goto 
effect pointing to the Start label on the Control track 
just beyond the time of the end of the Play effect on 
the Animbrush track. Now the user can play the anim 
multiple times, because the scene rewinds and waits 
automatically as soon as the anim plays out. The 
button labeled Back al the bottom of the screen shifts 
control to the Home screen as an escape route from 
the scene. It is set up exactly like all the other buttons 
in this tutorial, except that the Goto effect points to 
Muybridge (back to the previous scene). Congratu- 
lations, you are done with scene 2. Compare your 
results with Figure 5. 

The Birth of Multimedia 

These two scenes should provide you with the foun- 
dation you need to create an interactive, multimedia 
presentation on your Amiga. You will notice that 
although DeluxeVideo III is capable of controlling 
a laser clisc player, I did not include one in this 
tutorial, opting instead to show off the Amiga's real 
power. Full-motion digital video generated from the 
computer's memory will probably replace the video 
disc. Let's show the other guvs flow to do it now — 
video disc. . -just say no. 

To be effective in this age of short attention spans, 
you must keep your scripts interesting. Play a song, 
add sound effects, do a fancy wipe — anything to break 
the grip of static, text-based displays. The Amiga is 
a powerful multimedia machine— use that power! ■ 

Gene Brawn is a digital animator, graphics designer, tele- 
vision director, and a contributing editor to Amiga World. 
Write to him do Amiga World Editorial Dept., SO Elm 
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It's time to break out your favorite camcorder! You may be surprised 

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to digitize images from sources other than 

photographs and "still-life" scenes. 



By Barry Sonstroem 




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HILE THE 4.0 release of Digi-View (reviewed 
in last month's issue, p. 22) contains impressive new 
features — adding exciting new dimensions to the 
entire field of slow-scan digitizing— the fact re- 
mains we are still talking about images derived 
from stationa/y source material. 

Regardless of which version of Digi-View 
(all priced at SI 99.95) you have, there is a 
brief, often overlooked reference near the 
back of the NewTek documentation stat- 
ing that you can "digitize still-frame 
video from a VCR or a laserdisc in black 
and white." What? Does this mean you 
Jk really can capture images from video- 
tape—without having to make the 
equipment investment in expen- 
sive frame-grabber solutions? 
Ves! Although the manual of- 
fered no further explanation 
of that single reference above, 
by conducting a few experiments I 
discovered a way to digitize pictures from 
videotape in black and white (and "re-colorize" 
them later with a paint program) by freezing the video- 
taped pictures with VCR pause control and operating Digi- 
in its B/W mode. Ijst's take a look at the basics of this "Ireeze- 
igitizing" technique. 



On The Bright Side 

In order to use Digi-View, your image must remain motionless for 
the duration of the scan (5-20 seconds); therefore, when you digitize i 



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an image from videotape, you must freeze it with the 
VCR pause button. Because the VCR sends a non- 
separated color signal to the computer, your digitized 
picture will be black and white: Digi-View cannot 
build a color image from a nonseparaled color signal; 
it adds color by combining separate color signals. For 
example, when you digitize a still-life or a photograph 




Vou can get great results by freeze-frame digitizing your videos. 

via a camera and a red/green/blue color filter wheel, 
you scan the image with each filler and then Digi- 
View combines ihe red, green, and blue components 
of the image to build a color picture. If you have the 
bucks to buy an electronic color splitter, it separates 
the red, green, and blue components of a color video 
signal. Digi-View then digitizes each component as 
before, and iecombines them to create a color picture, 
If you cannot afford the added expense, however, 
run Digi-View in its B/W mode and then colorize the 
picture by loading the Digi-View file into a paint 
program that has colorize or tini capabilities and then 
setting the program lo one of those modes. 

With this inexpensive method, you can create high- 



quality color digitized pictures using onlv Digi-View, 
a VCR with a good pause mode, a TV (connected to 
the VCR's RF-OUT jack), a video cable with RCA. 
plugs at each end, and your paint program. When 
you connect the hardware, make sure all equipment 
is turned off. First, make the standard VCR-to-TV 
connection with a short length of coax between the 
VCR Out-to-TV and the TV Ant-ln jacks. This allows 
you to view a videotape on the TV and pause it at 
the frame you want to digitize. Next, plug the Digi- 
View module into the parallel port of the Amiga. 
Connect an RCA-to-RCA video cable to the module's 
Video-ln jack with the other end plugged into the 
VCR's Video-Out jack. This cable sends the freeze- 
frame video to (In.- Amiga for digilizing. 

Now that you are set up. turn on all equipment and 
load a prerecorded video cassette into the VCR and 
the Digi-View software into the Amiga. When the Digi- 
View screen appears, pick a resolution compatible 
with your paint program if you later plan to add color 
to your digitized picture. After you select a screen 
resolution, a requester box with the message No Video 
Signal Present may appear on your monitor, because 
the VCR is not vet in Play mode. Simply click on Cancel 
lo return to a blank screen. 

When you digitize from a VCR, you must change 
some of the Control settings in the menu bar by 
pulling down the Control menu at the top of the 
screen and selecting Color. When the color-control 
screen appears, click on the B/W button in the Mode 
box at the top left of the screen. (Remember, even 
though the VCR sends the Amiga a nonseparated 
color signal, the computer digitizes it in black and 
white, so Digi-View must be set on B/W.) To achieve 
the best possible picture detail and clarity, click on 
the Camera box at the lower right of the screen. 
When the camera-control screen appears, set the 
Capture mode to 20 seconds by clicking on the 20 
Sec Color Cam button. Click on the OK button and 
you return to the blank Digi-View screen. 

Hot Maneuvers And Cold Storage 

With the groundwork completed, the actual digitizing 



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IF YOU HAVE mastered the basics of 
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hints that wilt help you to maximize your 
talents: 

• When you record scenes that you will 
later digitize, use the fastest recording 


speed for the highest tape resolution. 

• Shoot medium shots or close-ups be- 
cause distant objects arc much harder 
to digitize and colorize. 

• After you digitize a picture from the 


tape, release the pause button to reduce 
unnecessary head wear on the VCR. 

• Learn the keyboard shortcuts for the 
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44 June 1990 




process begins. Put the VCR in Play mode and watch 
the playback on the TV screen. Use the VCR pause 
billion lo freeze the lape at the scene you want to 
digitize. Pull down the Digitize menu and select a 
color. (Remember that Digi-View is in the B/W mode, 
so it doesn't matter whether you digitize in red, green, 
or blue— the results are virtually the same no matter 
which color you choose.) After a 20-second scan, a 
digitized black-and-white picture displays on the 
monitor. You manipulate the image bv returning to 
the Color section of the Control menu and adjusting 
the brightness, contrast, and sharpness sliders. Click 
on Display to see the results of these adjustments. 

After you experiment with the sliders and create 
your masterpiece, save the picture to disk by selecting 
Save from the Project menu. Have a formatted disk 
ready because a requester will ask you for a desti- 
nation and name for the picture. If you plan to 
colorize your picture files, leave room on your disk 
because colorized versions take up more disk space 
than black-and-white versions. For example, about 
30 full-screen 320 x 200 black-and-white picture files 
Fit on an empty disk, but only about 22 pictures fit 
if you colorize the images with three colors. 

Now load your paint program, set il lo the Tim or 
Colorize mode, and then load in the black-and-white 
picture. For the best results, follow the paint pro- 



gram's colorizing instructions and keep the colorizing 
process as simple as possible. You can achieve amaz- 
ing results by adding jus! a few colors lo the picture's 
main subjects, leaving the background in black and 
white, or erasing it entirely with the paint program. 
Becoming familiar with this "frame-grabber" tech- 
nique may take some time, but it should help all Digi- 
View users to expand (heir digitizing horizons. ■ 

Briny Soustroeni is a freelance writer who specializes in 
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M:WJ!IW 

#16 

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A continuing series 

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creating more 

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graphics. 



By Joel Hagen 



Claymation 
in 2-D 



THIS COLUMN HAS explored several 
animation methods in the last few 
months, including eel animation with 
The Director (Right Answers Group), 
light-table simulation with DeluxePaint 
III (Electronic Arts), and color-cycling 
techniques (just last month) with DPaint 
and other paint programs. This month I 
will discuss an animation approach that 
could be called "Two-Dimensional Clay- 
mation." Claymation is a technique in 
which a clay figure is altered slightly be- 
tween each filmed frame. The result is a 
three-dimensional figure that moves and 
makes complex facial expressions. The 
now-famous California Raisins are a 
product of claymation. 

D Paint's Smear mode provides the 
animation tool for my computer version 
of this method, but the image begins its 
life in Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek), or any 
other HAM (Hold-and-Modify) paint 
program. The Amiga's 4096-color HAM 
palette lets me quickly paint characters 
with rounded, highlighted features, 
while DPaint III provides the powerful 
animation tools. The HAM image is 
brought into DPaint via PlXmate (Pro- 
gressive Peripherals S; Software), Trans- 
fer 24 (NewTek), or any other software 
that can convert a HAM image to 32 
colors. This is a good exercise in using 
several pieces of graphic software on a 
single project, and it is a very fast way to 
produce interesting animation. 

Go Ahead, Paint Your Face! 

The face in the illustration was painted 
in Digi-Paint 3 using the method de- 
scribed for Photon Paint (Microlllusions) 
in the Jan. '90 Accent column (p. 40). 
This technique is simple enough for any 
beginner, yet it produces images of com- 
plex color and subtle shading. This time, 
I will present the procedure in terms of 
Digi-Paint's interface, and use it in a way 



that emphasizes a 3-D quality. For the 
entire face, 1 used only two colors, a 
flesh tone and a dark reddish brown. 
Both are in the default palette. The idea 
is to paint in transparent, highlighted 
layers using the Filled Freehand shape 
setting ("d" on the keyboard). Set paint- 
ing mode to Normal and go to the 
Transparency Controls. Select the Point 
hotspot. Set the left slider halfway down 
to make the center, or Hotspot, of any 
drawn shape 50 ( /c transparent. Set the 
right slider all the way to the bottom to 
make the Edge of that shape 100% trans- 
parent. Select Random dither, and you 
are ready to paint. Use the flesh color if 
you want to try a face like the elf charac- 
ter in my example. 

I built him up quickly by chawing blobs 
on a black screen corresponding to the 
sculptural masses of cheeks, chin, nose, 
forehead, and so on. Smaller blobs made 
brows, lips, and other details. The Hot- 
spot and Edge settings (like a low bell 
curve in Photon Paint's Blend requester) 
let the color saturation of an area build up 
in soft-edged layers. The Hotspot setting 
automatically creates the illusion of a light 
source illuminating rounded masses. You 
can enhance shadows by keeping the 
same settings, but switching to the dark- 
brown color. Trace the outline of a 
shadow- area, and it darkens as Edge 
transparency blends it smoothly into the 
face. The eyes arc large dots set in as solid 
colors, transparency zero. Save the image 
to disk and Quit. 

Transfer 24, bundled with both Digi- 
Paint 3 and the Digi-View hardware, 
serves as a powerful accessory to the 
paint program, allowing image process- 
ing and adjustment of resolution and 
palette. In order to animate the elf face 
in DPaint, the image must be reduced 
from HAM to 32 colors. Because of the 
limited palette used, this change will 



46 June 1990 



This nifty HAM painting/animation 
combo brings a new wrinkle to the technique that made those 

"California Raisins" famous. 



barely be noticeable. Load the image 
inlo Transfer 24 and go to Controls. 
Click Dither Off, and select 32 Colors. In 
PIXmate, you would Load the picture, 
then select HAM>32 from the Color menu. 
This redisplays the elf accordingly, so that 
you can save it before quitting the pro- 
gram. Now run DeluxePaint III and load 
the image to begin animation. 

If it seems to the reader that I have 
gone a long way around to wind up with 
an image in DeluxePaint, remember that 
this style of painting is unique to HAM 
mode. Part of my point is that HAM 
styles need not be excluded from 
D Paint's superb animation tools. 

Facial Expressions 

Load the 32-color version of the face 
into DPaint. The animation will be built 
a frame at a time from each preceding 
frame. This image will be frame 1. In the 
menu go first to Anim, then to the sub- 
menu Frames, and then to Add Frame. 
A glance at the upper-left corner of the 
screen shows that frame 2 of a two-frame 
animation has been created and is being 
displayed. The number 1 and 2 keys will 
roll the animation frames back and forth. 
At the moment, of course, the two 
frames are identical. As a first experi- 
ment, try making five or six frames of 
the face lowering its eyebrows and 
grinning. 

To make the face grin, use a large 
round brush as shown in the illustration. 
The + and — keys will make the brush 
as large or small as you like. Hit the F4 
key for the Smear mode and the "v" key 
for the straight-line tool. Place the brush 
on one corner of the mouth and drag a 
short line toward the edge of the face. 
(Enabling Fast Feedback in Prefs is a 
good idea at this time.) Release the 
mouse button and observe the effect. 
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Brushes are shown with arrows Indicating the direction they ere moved with the Smear mode. 

hows the results of Smear. The brows are as they should look after one frame of adjust- 
ment, and the mouth shows the cumulative effects of five frames of adjustment. 



features with no obvious streaking of 
pixels. If these streaks are present, hit 
Undo and try again with a shorter line. 
You may have to stretch the features in a 
few short stages to avoid streaking. The 
brows in the illustration were moved us- 
ing a freehand brush cut to the right size 
and angle as shown. 

Smear moves the chunk of image that 
is under the brush. If you do this care- 
fully, you can change features gradually, 
frame by frame, without losing the origi- 
nal character of the shading and dither- 
ing. When you finish a frame, go back to 
Anim and add another frame. This auto- 
matically duplicates the new image to the 



next frame to be modified again. Con- 
tinue the process as long as you like. 
Best results come from very gradual ad- 
justment of each frame. Experimentation 
will clarify the technique. This is also a 
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graphs. So, if you Can't draw a good 
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and see if you can bring a grin to the 
Mona Lisa. ■ 

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Back to Basics 
Part 5 

There's more to the Shell than meets the eye as our 
AmigaDOS experts dust off some old tricks that turn 
the novice into a pro. 



WHEN WE ABANDONED the security 
of the Workbench last month for the un- 
certainty of the Shell and its command- 
line interface, you may have been a bit 
nervous. Don't worry: You already know 
how to start it and how it uses directo- 
ries and files to store and organize infor- 
mation. Now we'll teach you commands 
that make working with those files and 
directories a snap. 

Shell We Get Started? 

First, bring up the Shell by using the 
procedure described last month (p. 52). 
(Although the Shell works in any size 
window, make it fill the entire screen be- 
cause you see more of the results of each 
command.) The orange box just to the 
right of the Shell's "1>" prompt is the 
cursor and it marks your current posi- 
tion on the line. The command you type 
on this line activates a corresponding 
program file already contained within 
AmigaDOS. Remember, you may type 
the commands with any combination of 
upper- or lowercase letters. 
For your first command type 

D1R 

Because DIR is an abbreviation for 
directory, it displays the names of the 
files in the current directory. (Remember 
the Shell functions like the Workbench; 



By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catch 

just as you work in only one Workbench 
window at a time, you input commands 
into only one Shell at a time.) When you 
execute the command bv hitting the Re- 
turn key (which, it is understood, you 
will do after entering any command), a 
list ol the files included on vour Work- 
bench disk scrolls down the screen. (To 
access further information about a file, 
such as its size, status, and previous ac- 
cess date, you can type 

LIST 

but we will discuss the differences be- 
tween the DIR and LIST commands in a 
future article.) 

Now that you are feeling more at rase. 
we will show you some tricks that will 
save you a lot of lime and help you exe- 
cute commands much more quickly. By 
hitting specific keys, you can recall com- 
mands from the Shell's "history buffer" 
(the sequential chain of your previously 
entered commands). The history buffer 
holds 2048 bytes (2K), or characters, of 
previously entered commands. Exactly 
how many commands fit in 2K depends 
on the length of your commands, but, in 
general, the number should be several 
hundred. The Shell keeps the history 
buffer in your Amiga's memory, and it 
lasts only as long as your Shell session: 
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To re-enter your last command, you 
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appears; if you then hit RETURN, you 
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and directories. Even though typing 
LIST is not too strenuous even for the 
worst of typists, some commands are 
long, and this shortcut is handy. If you 
hit Cursor Up twice, DIR (the next-lo- 
lasi command you typed) appears. In 
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previous commands in reverse chrono- 
logical order. When a blank line appears. 
you have reached the end of the chain. 
When you press the Cursor Down key 
(i), you move forward through the 
chain. If you continue to hit Cursor 
Down, you move in chronological order 
through all of the commands that you 
previously entered. When you hit the 
Cursor Down key enough times, you 
end up at a blank line; once again, you 
have reached the end of (lie chain. 

Shortcuts Through History 

If you wish to go to the beginning or 
end of the history buffer from any point 
in between— without having to scroll 
through commands one at a time— there 
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are shortcuts. To reach the beginning of 
the chain, simply hold down either Shift 
key and press Cursor Up. To reach the 
end, use the Shift key with Cursor 
Down. You can also move to the bottom 
of the chain with the CTRL-B command. 
("CTRL-hyphcn-B" is standard com- 
puter shorthand for pressing the CTRL 
[Control] and B [for bottom] keys simul- 
taneously.) Becoming familiar with such 
mukikey combinations is very useful be- 
cause you encounter them frequently, 
both in the documentation for the 
AmigaDOS Shell and in the manuals for 
many other Amiga software packages. 

In addition to moving through the his- 
tory buffer one command at a time, you 
can also search for a specific command. 
Say you want to recall a particular DIR 
command, but do not want to search the 
history buffer one line at a time. Move to 
the bottom of the chain and type 

DI 

(or any other prefix of the command line 
you want). If you press either SH1F1- 
Cursor Up, or CTRL-R (for Recall), the 
Shell goes back through the history 
buffer until it finds the command line. 
Once you are on that line, either press 
RETURN to execute the command or 
continue to move around in the history 
buffer via the cursor keys. If no com- 
mand line in the chain begins with the 
prefix you entered, the Shell blanks it 
out, and you are back where you started. 
If after repeated attempts you discover 
that no previous command is exactly 
what you want, you can find one that is 
close to what you want and then edit it 
into shape. We will discuss the Shell's 
command-editing options next month. 
But for right now, we need to invoke the 
"Say Goodnight Grade" command to get 
us out of the Shell (and this column). 
Type either 

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press RETURN, and you are back in the 
Workbench. 

Keep practicing these commands and 
multikey combinations until next month, 
and, remember, if you become master of 
the Shell, you are no longer a novice. ■ 

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LISTING 1 

#include <exec/types .h> 
#include <exec/exec . h> 
sinclude <exec/execbase . h> 
#ir.elude <stdio.h> 

#define SIZES 16 

#define MINSIZE 3 

^define MAXSIZE (SIZES + MINSIZE - 1) 

struct ExecBase *SysBase 

~air, {) 

1 

shor size_f requency [SIZES] ; 

struct MemChunk *meirtCtvunk; 



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tem parameters that your program can read (and 
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struct MemHeader *MemHeader; 
struct Node *node; 
short index; 



printf "SysStackUpper Address llx\n", 

printf "SysStackLower Address %lx\n", 

printf "MaxLocMem Address %lx\n", 

printf "MaxExtMem Address %lx\n", 

printf "Quantum task-switches/sec $lx\n", 

printf "DebugEntry Jump Address %lx\n", 

printf "TaskTrapCode Jump Address %lx\n", 

printf "TaskExceptCode Jump Address %lx\n", 

printf "TaskExitCode Jump Address %lx\n", 

printf "AttnFlags bits %lx\n", 

printf "VBlankFrequency c/sec %lx\n", 

printf "PowerSupplyFrequency c/sec %lx\n", 
SysBase->PowerSupplyFrequency) ; 



SysBase->SysStackUpper) ; 
SysBase->SysStackLower) ,* 
SysBase->MaxLocMem) ; 
SysBase->MaxExtMem) ; 
SysBase->Quantum) ; 
SysBase->DebugEntry) ; 
SysBase->TaskTrapCode) ; 
SysBase->TaskExceptCode). ; 
SysBase->TaskExitCode) ; 
SysBase->AttnFlags) ; 
ysBase->VBlankFrequency) ; 



Forbid () ; 

for (node = (struct Node *) SysBase->LibList . lh_Head; 

node != (struct Node *) SysBase->LibList . lh_TailPred; 

node = node->ln_Succ) 

( 

printf ("Library Name %s\n", node->ln_NodeO; 
1 
Permit ( ) : 

for (index = 0; index < SIZES; index++) 
( 

size_f requency [index] = 0; 



Forbid ; 

for (MemHeader = (struct MemHeader *) SysBase->MemList . lh_Head; 

memHeader->mh_Node . ln_Succ; 

meniHeader = (struct MemHeader *)memHeader->mh_Node . ln_Succ) 

( 

for {memChunk = MemHeader->mhF; memChunk; memChunk = memChunk->mc Next) 




for (index = MAXSIZE; index >= MINSIZE; index — ) 

I 

if((l << index) & memChunk->mc_Bytes) 
[ 

++size_f requency [ index - MINSIZE] ; 

break; 
1 



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printf ("\nCurrent Free-memory-chunk-size Frequency Distribution : \n\n") ; 
printf (" Size Frequency\n" ) ; 

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1 

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keeping structure, that masterlord of the entire sys- 
tem: the Exec library ExccBase structure. For 
reference, print a copy of the 50-parameter ExecBase 
structure in the execbase.h include file. 

At any time, the ExccBase structure provides a global 
picture of most of the hardware and software system's 
important characteristics. Some of its parameters are 
continuously changing and are background-updated 
by the hidden Exec routines. For example, the Low- 
McmChkSum. ChkBase, and ChkSum parameters are 
present solely to provide internal memory integrity 
checks on the system; the system monitors these param- 
eters and your program will rarely be concerned with 
their current values. By the same token, your program 
routines will usually not be writing new values into 
ExecBase structure parameters. 

The hidden Exec routines sense and characterize 
the user's hardware system, then build the Amiga soft- 
ware system from scratch each time the user boots up. 
Most results of this process are reflected in the 
ExecBase parameters that exist at the end of the 
bootup sequence. Any program can read these initial 
structure parameters (and configure itself) before pro- 
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any of the system-wide lists (the Library list, the Device 
list, the Memory list) they arc always kept current in 
the appropriate ExecBase structure parameters. 



The hidden Exec routines automatically place all 
initially added shared libraries (the Exec library, the 
DOS library, the Graphics library, and so on) on an 
ExecBase structure list. At the end of the bootup 
sequence, the ExecBase library LibList parameter 
represents a List structure that contains the current 
library list. Via a list-reading loop, your program can 
determine which libraries were added to the system, 

Each time the system deletes (or adds) a shared 
library from the system library list— for example, to 
gain more memory — or a concurrent program de- 
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automatically unlink (or link) that library into the 
ExecBase library list. The same applies to devices, 
resources, message ports, and so on. You can see why 
some of the ExecBase structure parameters are con- 
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system and cooperatively multitask. 

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addresses of the machine's internal and external 
memory, respectively. Your program can read these 
values to decide if a user's machine has enough mem- 
ory for it. If necessary, you can then alert the user if 
insufficient memory is available. 

• DebugEntry is the ROM entry point address of the 
start of the RS-232 9600 baud serial-port RomWack 
routines. A set of debugger routines in ROM, these 
functions are primarily used for examining data 
structures after a program crash. Exec assures that 
the stale of the machine is frozen after the crash. 

• TaskTrapCode, TaskExceptCode, and TaskExit- 

Code are the ROM entry-point addresses of the cur- 
rent task's trap, exception, and exit code. The system 
will jump to these addresses automatically when such 
events occur. Any address that starts with OxOOOOFC 
will he in the Amiga's ROM. 

• Quantum is the number of task-context switches 
performed per second. Your program can change this 
value bv writing a new value into the Quantum param- 
eter, thus altering the frequency of task switching. 



• The AttnFlags parameter provides a good illustra- 
tion of how the hidden Exec routines first determine 
and then write initial values into ExecBase structure 
parameters. AttnFlags is a collection of bits that rep- 
resent specific processors in the system. If a machine 
has a 68020 CPU, AttnFlags would be AFF-68020; 
a machine with both a 68020 CPU and a 68881 FPU 
would yield a ORed combination of the AFF-68020 
and AFF_68020 bits— as defined in the execbase.h 
include iile. A program written for all machines in 
the 68000 through 68030 range must determine what 
processor is in each user's machine and then execute 
only the appropriate assembly-language instructions 
to use the processor to maximum advantage. 

• VBlankFrequency is the vertical blanking fre- 
quency in the system, while PowerSupplyFrequency 

is the power-supply frequency in the system. This 
value would be 50 for a European PAL machine. 

Study the possibilities carefully, then extend my 
program to devise a strategy appropriate to your own 
program's needs. ■ 

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As Dexter, or his alter ego, 
Space Ace, you must rescue 
the fair Kimberly from the evil 
clutches of Commander Borf 
and then prevent him from 
conquering the earth with his 
Infanto Ray, which turns 
adults into infants. During 
each scene, Dexter is placed in 
at least three life-threatening 
situations where he has only 
five options: move left, right, 
up or down, or fire his blaster. 
If you select the proper move 
at the correct time, Dexter 
continues his mission; screw- 
up, and you're dead meat. 

Novice players may be frus- 




Trapped! Where would you turn? 

trated by having onlv three 
lives to complete the 33 
scenes. But, as you begin to 
get your timing down, this 
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 



By Peter Ofafson 

IN TEENAGE MUTANT Ninja 
Turtles, you control lour grim- 
acing amphibians with Soloflex 
muscles and Zorro masks as 
they try to rescue their non-tur- 
tle chum, April, from Shredder, 
and transform their rat-friend. 
Splinter, back into a man. 



Their path from the fifth Ave- 
nue Sewers to the South Bronx 
is strewn witli various martial 
arts weapons to make the res- 
cue easier. Although these 
green ninjas are the stars of hot 
cartoons, comics, and breakfast 
cereals, they unfortunately left 



m)- joystick barely warm. 

The game has only a few 
good qualities— six multi-seg- 
ment levels with tough end-of- 
level and mid-level bosses, an 
option to switch play among 
the four turtles, and an infor- 
mation and hint screen. The*- 



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about slicing them to ribbons should 
they prove disagreeable. 

The fathers Phlan— pronounced like 
the custard, although they are rather 
less sweet— want the usual cabal of 
fighters, thieves, clerics and mages to 
reclaim monster-laden sections for a 
bounty in Pool of Radiance (Strategic 
Simulations Inc., $49.95). This is no 
small task, as Phlan and its happy 
environs are approximately the size of 
the Western Hemisphere. So, grab 
your role-playing gear, and I'll be 
along in a sec. 

• We'll start downtown in the "civi- 
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up a 24-hour weapons store, though it 
doesn't exactly hang out a sign.) 

• The Slums should be no problem if 
you have a balanced and reasonably 
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The eastern section contains the nas- 
tier encounters; use sleep spells to tie 
up the archers and flankers. You may 
want to avoid meeting the trolls and 
ogres in the old Rope Guild until later 
in the game. The trolls have a nasty 
habit of standing back up and grinning 
at you, so you'll need to kill them all 
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game is also one of the few 
I've seen that incorporates 
momentum: You can'l change 
the character's direction in 
mid-air. Jumping teenage 
mutant ninja turtles must be 
moving in the direction of the 
jump when they leave the 
ground. 

Otherwise, the game is tin- 
rad, dudes. The humor that 
seemed implicit in the turtles' 
creation— a twist on 1950s' 
movie titles— has been lost. 
Much of ihe turtles' Hash is 
gone, too. Although the 
graphics are colorful, they 
have a hlocky. inexpressive 
look that makes them barely 
adequate. The outdoor, over- 
head shots of the multi-direct- 
ional scrolling streets are 
downright N'intendo-esque. 
The indoor and underground 
scenes arc only a notch better. 
The music is equally unin- 
spired, and rather boopy and 
bleepy for the Amiga. 

Game control isn't much 
better. Joystick response is 




Reptilian humor and heroics. 

sluggish, and while you can 
save a game, you must reboot 
to restore. Rebooting brings 
you back to the copy protec- 
tion. While I can'l begrudge 
Ultra its password system, the 
passwords arc not only impos- 
sible to photocopy, but diffi- 
cult to read even under bright 
light. 



The only quality that distin- 
guishes this game from the 
dozens of others is that the 
lead is played by. . .well, tur- 
tles. I can't recommend that 
anyone shell out tor this turtle 
soup. ($44.95, Ultra Software 
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Laser Squad 

By Rob Lawrence 

TAKE THE FAST-RACED ac- 
tion of any arcade game, add 
to it the intuitive strategy of a 
warfare simulation, and you 
have a new type of strategic 
combat play, called Laser 
Squad. 

You command an elite team 
of warriors who wield high- 
tech weaponry of your choice. 
The mission objectives vary, 
depending on which of the 
five scenarios you select in the 
beginning. The rules arc sim- 
ple: kill or be killed, protect 
your best man, and never for- 
get to watch your backside. 

The warriors' moves arc 
limited by the number of ac- 
tion points they have, so plan 
your strategy carefully. Certain 
task-, require mure points than 




If you can't outshoot your foes, outsmart them. 

others. For instance, if you around. Firing a gun often re- 

open a door, you use more quires more points than you 

points than if you turn have left, leaving you open to 



on top of them. 

What do you want to kill the fortune- 
teller for? How do you treat your 
grandmother? Her reading is valid 
enough, and you've been asked to kill 
monsters, not gypsies. Oh, go ahead, 
waste her. Just don't blame me for 
what the monsters do. 

• Sokal Keep: Undead seem lo be 
everywhere, don't they? Does that 
document you found with the corpse 
look even vaguely familiar? If not, 
save and reboot a couple of times, 
and you'll gel the idea. (If you're say- 
ing "What corpse?" poke around the 
entryway.) Perhaps you can parlay 
this scrap of paper info something 
useful. 

• Kirto's Well: If you find nothing down 
there, you're not looking hard enough. 
Once its occupants are vanquished, the 
well is a nice place to hang loose with- 
out retreating all the way back to the 
civilized area to heal up. Because this 
was a den of thieves, look around for ill- 
gotten gains. 

• Podol Plaza: This is more or less 
self-explanatory. You're on an espio- 
nage mission, so act the part. As 
you'd expect, the location ol the weap- 
ons auction you're reporting on is 
central. (The auction will start when 
you find it.) If you're just passing 
through, you can avoid most combat 
by staying around the edges of the 
plaza. 

• Mendor's Library is easy enough, if 
one of your mages memorized the 
"knock" spell. Otherwise, this may be 
a short expedition, as the doors have 
been sealed magically. Stay in 
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as there's a lot to uncover. It'll prob- 
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If some of your treasure sounds a bit 
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• To the reader who is stuck for the 
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blimp in the kick-oft episode of 
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II lakes up time better spent else- 
where. You'll crash anyway, and the 

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being shot during the enemy's 
turn. The game also intro- 
duces a new type of offensive 
system: The enemy must be 
within the viewing field of at 
least one of your warriors for 
you to see him. If vour enemv 
has enough points left over 
from his previous turn, he 
may be allowed "opportunity 
fire ," letting htm shoot at you 
immediately, even though it's 
vour turn. Moral: Keep the 
enemv in your field of view. 
For atmosphere, Laser 



Squad boasts outrageous 
music and graphics. All the 
details, from the bathroom 
showers to the computer con- 
soles, make the scene look 
realistic. Because the combat 
areas are large, you have to 
use the joystick to scroll over 
all the sections. Scrolling is 
smooth, however, and you can 
alter its speed. 

The game's drawbacks are 
hardly worth mentioning: A 
separate disk is required it) 
save a game in progress, out- 



fitting men with weapons can 
be time-consuming, and upon 
completion of a mission, you 
are told only the final scores 
and who the victor is. Aside 
from that, there's not much to 
complain about. I became ad- 
dicted to it after an hour, and 
the hunger for revenge kept 
me playing even after defeat. 
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Gold Of The Americas 



By Peter Olafson 

STRATEGIC STUDIES Group 
(SSG), the Australians who 
gave us Reach for the Stars, 
has reached back 500 years 
and pulled out a charming 
and ultra-playable game of 
colonial conquest called Gold 
of America. 

As the four great powers of 
the 16th century, you and 
three other human or com- 
puter players try to colonize 
North and South America. 
Representing either Spain, 
Portugal, England, or France, 
you buy armies, colonists, and 
slaves, plus trade, war, and 
pirate ships, and assign them 
to territories in the Americas. 
Your king kicks in some of his 
fortune to help fund this con- 
quest, but claims a huge share 
of the proceeds. At the end of 
30 ten-year turns, the player 
with the highest total of colony 
points wins. Be warned: The 



computer opponents are 
pleasantly aggressive. 

The icon-driven, mouse-con- 
trolled interface makes the 
game go like lightning. Want 
to raid your neighbor? Just 
click on the territory and drag 
over an explorer icon and as 
many armies as you need. The 
screens arc so cleanly designed 
that you can start playing 
without reading through the 
documentation. If you get into 
a tight spot, using the save- 
game option is a good safety 
precaution. 

While simplicity itself to play, 
the game is deceptively com- 
plex: You can choose random 
or historical sellings for the 
New World and Europe, and 
three levels of computer play. 
History buffs, however, may 
want more in-game options. Al- 
though the explorers are 
drawn from life, you can't give 



them any instructions beyond 
their destination. An option to 
govern the explorers' caution 
or recklessness would be nice, 
but I like this game as it is. You 
can even play the solo version 
in one silting— a rare virtue for 
a strategic game. 

The graphics are more EGA 
card than Agnus, but they ef- 
fectively represent what 
they're supposed to stand for. 
Some arc actually delightful, 
such as the increasingly so- 
phisticated buildings lhat rep- 
resent a colony's level of 
development. 

Explore this one; you won't 
be sorry. Gold of the Americas 
reaches for the New World . . . 
but makes it to the stars. 
($39.95, Strategic Studies Croup, 
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CA 94598, 415/932-3019. No 
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Nazis will return until they succeed. 
There is at least one correct line, 
natch. Resist the temptation to flirt or 
be flip. Be as factual as you can, given 
the choices, and don't be afraid to 
own up to the improbabilities of the 
situation. 

For those ot you who are earth- 
bound by uncertain mastery of the ar- 
cade games, there's one distinctly 
non-heroic way to get to the moon: 
stay in New Jersey. 

• More Rocket Ranger help comes 
from Jonathan Vitti of New Canaan, 
CT. He suggests assigning agents to 
infiltrate countries around the Medi- 
terranean first, then Africa and South 
America. In each case leave a resis- 
tance movement behind, (Hit the un- 
occupied territories first.) Jonathan 
writes that you'll need to make one 
trip a year to snag a rocket part (and 
avoid arrest as a terminal coward) and 
perhaps take a further trip to a lunar- 
ium base. 

• Don't just go out and do the town 
in It Came From the Desert (Cine- 
maware, $49.95); as in Rocket Ranger, 
you'll only waste time. The game does 
point you in the right directions in 
very subtle and acceptable ways. 

Of course, you'll still have to deal 
with the doting ants who want a kick 
in a particular part of the head and 
those highway jerks who want to play 
chicken. (Be aggressive.) If your aim 
is off and you land in the hospital, 
the security heavies who stand guard 
at the front door can be lured away 
from their post. (Hide in a room until 
they pass.) Of course, sometimes it 
doesn't work. 

If you need help with a game, think 
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By Dolan Yaple 

SOME COMPUTER GAMES 
drive people nuts, but in 
Weird Dreams you really are 
crazy! Evil forces have at- 



tacked your subconscious, 
causing you to hallucinate, dis- 
sociate, and buy Motley Crue 
albums. Awful apparitions 



such as carnivorous flowers, 
hungry fried chickens, and 
giant hopping reproductive 
organs stalk your dreams. A 



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false step and your head blows 
up like a cheap balloon and 
your eyeballs pop out like 
squashed frogs on the road. 

Play is difficult, and de- 
pends heavily on timing; you 



the DOS-based copy-protect- 
ion, the included bard disk in- 
stallation script does not work. 
You must also contend with a 
keyword protection scheme 
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Death be not proud— or pretty. 

must provide the required joy- 
stick input at just the right 
moment, or it's lights out. (If 
you get impatient, there's a 
hint book to reveal the neces- 
sary maneuvers.) Unfortun- 
ately, because the animation is 
slow and joystick response 
sluggish, reliance on quick re- 
flexes is counterproductive. 
This gives the game a frustrat- 
ing and arbitrary quality that 
will exasperate those who do 
not enjoy its archetypal im- 
agery and poodle-in-the-micro 
wave humor. 

Weird Dreams looks good, 
largely because of the clever 
(some would say demented) 
sensibilities elevating its other- 
wise cartoonist! graphics. Its 
Music and sound are better 
than average. The program is 
mostly memory-resident, so 
there is little loading delay 
during plav, but because of 



phenated, misspelled, or even 
nonexistent words. 

Inevitably, some people will 
loathe this product: The lawn 
mower that sprays body parts 
as it noisily liquifies its victims 
will appall them and the 
toothy soccer ball that chews 
up little girls (then burps) will 
horrify them. In a world with 
room for computer strip 
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G A M E 

Blockout 

By Alana Korda 

FOR YOU GAMESTERS who 

loved to play with blocks when 
you were kids, California 
Dreams has created Block- 
out — a 3-D mind-teaser that 
challenges your coordination 
and your quick thinking. Al- 
though easy to learn, Blockout 
is difficult to master—but, 
once you start playing, you'll 



R E S E R V 



to position your blocks. You 
rotate the falling blocks with 
three keys, but you have the 
choice of mouse or keyboard 
for positioning them in the pit. 
The mouse moves the blocks 
faster, but the keyboard is 
more accurate when you aim 
for the center spots. 

After answering die copv- 




Be careful not to fill the pit in this 3-D jigsaw. 



be hooked for hours. 

The premise of the game is 
simple— a series of multi- 
shaped boxes individually ap- 
pear on the screen and you 
must position, rotate, and 
drop them into the three- 
dimensional pit. (It's lot like 
Tetris in 3-D.) When one level 
is full, it disappears and you 
continue to fill the next level. 
The trick is that you must 
work quickly because the 
blocks will fall where you do 
not want them; they might 
cover the spaces rather than 
fill them, causing the levels to 
pile up rather than to disap- 
pear. When the pit tills up, the 
game is over. 

The pit is a three-dimen- 
sional hollow column with 
grids on its inside edges. Al- 
though the grids lake a little 
getting used to, they help you 



74 June 1990 



protection request, you can 
begin playing immediately or 
customize the game. You can 
change the pit's width, length, 
or depth, alter the rotation 
speed of the blocks, and 
choose the blocks from three 
sets: a 2-D Hat set for begin- 
ners, a basic set of three 3-D 
blocks, and an extended set of 
41 blocks. With such a variety, 
you may have a tough time 
shutting off your Amiga. Don't 
you w r ish blocks had been this 
fun when you were two? 
(S39.95, California Dreams, 780 
Montague Expwy. #403. San 
Jose, CA 95131, 408/435-7355. 
Mo special requirements.) ■ 



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video presentation to help sell that new 
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on the Amiga, using its powerful desktop 
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from p. 16 

so jagged in comparison with the Com- 
pugraphic fonts, you will probably want 
to stick with the latter for all but your 
most informal publications. 

Futher Backup 

PageSetter II still provides reasonable in- 
tegration of text and graphics; it can im- 



the documentation is not of much help 
in this regard. 

While PageSetter II lacks the high-end 
features (such as color, PostScript sup- 
port, layout templates and advanced ty- 
pographic controls) of Professional Page, 
it is a solid package that is useful for cre- 
ating publications of moderate complex- 
ity and length. It's also very reasonably 



This is 10-point Amiga Times 

This is 10-point Comptigraphic Times 



This is 24-point Amiga Times 
This is 24-point Compugraphic Tim 



Times are a-changin': bitmapped Amiga characters make way for Compugraphic (CG) fonts. 



port Professional Draw (Gold Disk) and 
IFF-standard files, the latter printing in 
up to 16 shades of gray. The Compu- 
graphic font technology is the most ma- 
jor change, but text support has also 
been beefed up. You can now import Text- 
Craft (Commodore), Scribble! (Micro- 
Systems Software), WordPerfect (Word- 
Perfect), Transcript (Gold Disk), and ge- 
neric ASCII files without loss of 
embedded styling such as holding or un- 
derlining. Once imported, however, only 
rudimentary text controls are available 
for such files: While you can change text 
leading and inter-paragraph spacing, 
there are no inter-word or inter-letter 
spacing controls. Even things as basic as 
hyphenation are lacking. You ran apply a 
default or specified fill pattern to bitmap 
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While typographic refinements are not 
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the Macintosh and hangs together nicely. 
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Animation Station 

Your ticket for fine tuning 

By Michael Hanish 

SHORT OF DRAWING frames, there 
are not many things you can't accom- 
plish with Animation Station, a multi- 
purpose animation editor and utility. 

The program opens onto the main ed- 
iting screen, containing a large story- 
board area and rows of icons and 
buttons on each side. There are no pull- 
down menus, and the title bar gives only 
a read-out of available chip and fast 



RAM and the standard front and back 
gadgets. 

You can load individual numbered 
frames (IFF or HAM) into Animation 
Station and let the program compress 
them into an Anim file, or you can load 
an existing animation. Either way, the 
program will grind away for a while and 
then return to the main screen, showing 
a storyboard — a scrollable display of 
miniature numbered frames — for your 
animation. This is a wonderful way of 
displaying and giving access to the ani- 
mation: You can view a single frame sim- 
ply by double clicking on its repre- 
sentation, and can work with groups of 
frames in various ways. Unfortunately, 
when there are a lot of objects in each 
frame, or when the background is col- 
ored, the representations are useless for 
identification. On default, the program 
creates a storyboard file and updates it 
each time you make an editing move. 
This eats up both time and disk space, 
but, thankfully, you can turn this feature 




All aboard the storyboard. 

off when loading or at any point during 
editing. 

Once the animation is loaded (running 
the program requires 200 K more fast 
RA.M than the file size), sit back with 
your critic's pad. Click one of the but- 
tons at the top-left column of icons to 
play it, either with specified timing infor- 
mation or just as fast as possible. There 
are no provisions for playing animations 
in reverse, for ping-ponging (alternating » 



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forward and backward), or for stepping 
through frame by frame. Once you know 
what changes you'd like to make, click 
the mouse again to stop playback and re- 
turn to the Edit screen. 

Change Accordingly 

To use the Insert icon, you must first se- 
lect a frame. Click on the left half of this 
icon, and the program inserts the re- 
quested number of blank frames after 
the selected one; click on the right half, 
and the frames are plugged in before the 
chosen one. The total frame count (in 
the upper right) is adjusted accordingly 
and the storyboard is updated. 

Another icon accesses the Mirror func- 
tion. Click on it after selecting a se- 
quence of frames, and the program 
swaps the first frame in the sequence for 
the last, and so on. You can make a 
short animation ping-pong by duplicat- 
ing the sequence, appending the copy to 
the original, initiating the mirror process 
to reverse the order of the second half, 
and then playing the whole thing. 

The Pallette icon lets you edit the 
colors of either a single frame or an en- 




tire animation via a requester. Because 
Animation Station operates in all color 
modes, including HAM, this is a very 
useful feature. Color registers run along 



VOIR Tl RX! 



Animation Station's storyboard formal 
shows you your whole sequence at 
once, so you can easily keep track of 
where you are at all limes. I like the 
option for adding frames. 1 would like 
lo have more size options for shrinking 
the screen, however— maybe even to fit 
a given shape. I've also had a hard 
lime lining up and adjusting brush 
movement. 

—Joseph W. Smith 
Trenton, ,\'J 



the bottom of the Palette requester, while 
red, green, and blue sliders line the top, 
and a bar graph in the middle displays 
the percentage each color is used in the 



current frame. Editing options include 
Copy, Spread, Swap, Restore, and Con- 
vert-to-Gray-Scale (16 level); these can be 
applied to a frame or range of frames, 
between or across several frames, or to 
the entire animation. The Spread func- 
tion, for example, can change a shade of 
red in the first frame progressively until 
it appears blue in the final frame. 

Another button brings up the Special 
Effects requester. From here you can flip 
any selected frames on the X or Y axes, 
or both, reduce frames to half or quarter 
size and then position them anvwhere on 
the screen, or scroll the animation in or 
out in four directions. You can also ap- 
ply four degrees of pixelization, motion 
blur moving objects (HAM animations 
only), and offset the animation within the 
screen by any amount along either axis, 
There are not vast numbers of effects, 
but in combination they can produce a 
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The Brush Movement requester lets 
you set a path for any smaller-than-full- 
screen image— either imported (unfortu- 
nately, the program does not recognize 
the animbrush format) or grabbed from 
the current animation. Just set starting 
and ending placements and steps along 
the path as key frames. The program 
then performs the merge in one of two 
modes: Quick, which ignores color infor- 
mation, or Smart, which attempts to op- 



timize palette conflicts as it goes. 

Both pictures and animations can be 
attached to each other or composited. If 
you have loaded one animation and 
choose to load another of the same reso- 
lution and number of bit planes, you are 
given the option of loading it before, 
after, behind, or in front of the current 
animation. Again, this is done in either 
the Quick or Smart modes. 

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chronization are combined into one re- 
quester. Animation timing is defined in 
jiffies ('/«, of a second), and can be ap- 
plied to individual frames or the entire 
animation. Sounds (the program recog- 
nizes IFF-8SVX and Future Sound files) 
are defined as either foreground, which 
play once and stop, or background, 
which arc continuous. You must assign a 
starting frame, volume setting, and chan- 
nel to each sound, and when you save an 
animation, the program creates a file to 
contain this information. This audio-as- 
signment file, as well as the sound files 
themselves, must be present for playback 
either with Animation Station or View, 
the included Anim player. (This ap- 



J'Ot/ If TURK! 



Although .Animation Station can accept 
multiple-frame DPaint animations all at 
once, it requires you 10 load in Sculpt 
animations one frame at a time. Yon 
can see your whole animation on one 
screen, and it is easy to delete frames. 1 
like being able to copy and flip se- 

quences. It took me just 20 minutes to 
learn the program! 

— Clifton Barnes 

Oakland, CA 



proach comforms to the proposed Op- 
Code6 animation standard not yet 
recognized by Commodore.) 

Outta Here 

Animation Station includes several exter- 
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that supports attached audio files; 
BuildAnim, to compile an animation 
from individual pictures; SplitAnim, 
which breaks a large animation into two 
playable files; CombincAnim, which does 
its work on disk instead of in RAM; and 
Animlnfo, which provides information »- 



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on screen format, type, number of 
frames, and file size. While I appreciate 
these functions, I wish they were avail- 
able from within the program. Strangely, 
while the main program relies on View 
for playback, View's single-step play and 
adjustable-speed features are not avail- 
able when used from within Animation 
Station itself; trying to access them thus 
crashes the machine. 

Animation Station has a very polished 
and solid feel, and performs smoothly 
and as promised. There are, however, a 
number of things I recommend the de- 
veloper address. Among them are the in- 
ability to move through an animation 
one frame at a time to pinpoint changes, 
and the the storyboard's representation 
of colored backgrounds and crowded 
frames. Another problem is that when an 
overscanncd animation plays from the 
editor, View shifts the whole image off 
center, making it difficult to get a feeling 
for placement and composition. Finally, I 
would like to see support for the anim- 
brush standard. 

Despite these few complaints, Anima- 
tion Station is a worthwhile tool for any- 



one involved in animation. It provides a 
number of excellent features that are 
both nicely implemented and easy to 
work with. 

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contrasting performed), and AutoZone 
(which improves image quality in the 
center at the expense of the border 
areas). These options can be combined 
in a variety of ways, with each combina- 
tion producing different results. 

Once you have captured an image, 
you can alter it using techniques like 
edge detection, image sharpening, image 
averaging, or even photographic nega- 
tive. While you cannot combine these di- 
rectly, you can perform them 
sequentially. An example would be to 
sharpen an image before using edge de- 
tection to give better defined outlines in 
the final picture. 

Supplied with the FrameGrabber 2.0 
software is a red, green, and blue color 
wheel (similar to NewTek's Digi-View 
wheel). Like DigiView, you can use 
FrameGrabber 2.0 as a slow-scan system 
with a black-and-white camera. Digitize a 
still subject through the three filters, and 
then combine the single-color images 
into a color composite. 

You can save your images in a number 
of formats, including the standard IFF, a 
Brush format (for areas smaller than the 
full screen), Palette (for saving only color 
information), RAW (unprocessed eight- 
bit-per-pixel data), IFF24 (a 24-bit-per- 
pixel IFF), DV21 (Digi- View's 21-bit-per- 
pixel format) and LUT (which contains 
information for the pseudo color option). 
FrameGrabber also supports the ANIM 
format. The animation capture can be 




A strip of the original screen (top), with edge- 
detection (center) and negative (bottom) pro- 
cesses applied. 

set to run as fast as possible or at timed 
intervals— perfect for creating time- 
lapsed photography effects. With this 
you can create complicated digitized ani- 



ZYOUR TURN. 




2,0 is easier to use than the original 
FrameGrabber software. It muttitasks 
well and is extremely powerful. 1 like 
the animation capabilities— the fact that 
I can take a series of pictures from tape 
and animate them on screen. 

—Matt Hauer 
Valrico, FL 



mations, save them to disk, and then 
load them into almost any animation 
player for display. 

Feeling a Little Low 

While FrameGrabber 2.0 is an excellent 

package, it has a couple of surprising 
limitations. While low-resolution over- 
scan (384 x 240) is available, no other 
overscan options are. If you require 
overscan (as many video applications 
do), make sure you can get by with lo- 
res. I also found one bug: the program 
will not digitize in color in hi-res inter- 
laced mode (640x400). No matter what, 
the image comes out black and white. 
When I reported this to Progressive, a 
representative told me the company is 
working on a solution. One option I 
would like to see included is an ARexx 
port. This would allow control of 
FrameGrabber from other applications. 
FrameGrabber is an integral part of 
my Amiga system, and with the new soft- 
ware, it is an even more useful tool. I 
highly recommend 2.0 to every Frame- 
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I do like dBMAN V's report writer. The 
program does the job, but I'm going to 
switch to using DBASE on the IBM and 
run it from the Bridgeboard when 1 get 
one. dBMAN just doesn't have all [he 
features I need. Fortunately, VersaSofl is 
good on the phone; the documentation 
is terrible. 

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mand line using sometimes-lengthy data- 
base commands. Lastly, you can combine 
these commands with other program- 
ming structures to form complete pro- 
grams that in turn allow others to create 
sophisticated custom applications capable 
of automating virtually any manipulation 
process. Because of DB.ASE's popularity, 
literally thousands of programs are avail- 
able for use under its programming 
environment, and with just a lew excep- 
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under dBMAN on the Amiga. 

Keeping up Appearances 

With all the effort VersaSoft has put into 
making dBMAN look and operate like 
DBASE III + , it is no surprise that it 
bears little resemblance to most Amiga 
applications. It makes little use of the 
mouse and lacks the file requestors (a 



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tion mechanism is provided), dialogue 
boxes, icons, and gadgets we have come 
to expect. It also does not support IFF- 
image and -sound data as do other 
Amiga database packages. 

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style interface are found in the Assist, re- 
port-creation, and online-help modules. 
Ironically, however, while you must use 
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options {no keyboard shortcuts are pro- 
vided), the mouse is abandoned there- 
after. Too bad. . .the mouse would be 
particularly useful in treating screen for- 
mats and reports, and for marking and 
selecting items and records. Another 
oddity is that front and back gadgets are 
provided for task switching when the 
pull-down menus are active, but when 
these menus are not present, or when 
you are outside these modules, the gadg- 
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C:). In addition, dBMAN supports 
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□ #131 PacMan '87-Great graphics and sound. Adds new 
elements to the Pac Man game. Saves a top 10. 

□ #200 SMS— A fantastic educational disk for the whole fam- 
ily. Practice math, spelling, and geography. 

□ #165 Wheel of Fortune— Play against the computer, Has 
the elements of the TV show including Vannal 

□ #37 Business Programs-includes a label printer, a talking 
mail list manager, and an address book program. 

□ #27 Amoeba Invaders— Much better than Space Invaders! 
D #140 Virus Killers— Everyone needs this disk. It's easy to 

detect and eliminate known viruses. 

□ #115 Wordwright— A great word processor! 

□ #182 Six Pack— A collection of two-player games including 
Word Boggle, Word Scramble, and Hangman. 

□ #207 Sonix #2— A collection of popular music hits Includ- 
ing 'Thriller" and "Grapevine." 

□ #240 Chess-See if you can beat your computer! 



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□ #102 Sinking Island-An excellent adventure game! 

□ #118 Great Graphic Games— You'll have hours of fun 
playing Missile Command, Breakout, and more! 

□ #121 Backgammon -A great version by David Addison. 
Q #122 Solitaire —Two excellent solitaire games. 

□ #123 Cribbage— Now you can play anytime you want. 
D #124 Milestone— Computer version of Miles Bournes. 
O #125 Othello-Try this great 3-D game. 

D #127 Wheel of Fortune— Another excellent computer ver- 
sion of Wheel of Fortune. This one speaks! 

□ #128 Space Gaines— An Asteroids game and Gravity War 
make this a disk you don't want to miss! 

n #137 Blackjack-A full-featured game which allows pair- 

spiitting and double-down. Also Vegas Slots. 
D #139 Bull Run- Great Civil War strategy game. 

□ #142 Q-Bert— A really fun version of the favorite arcade 
game. Plus lots of other great games. 

□ #148 Boulder Dash— A very popular game with excellent 
graphics and ascending IbvbIs of difficulty. 

□ #151 MAX1T— This is a math/strategy game that you can 
play against a friend or your computer. 

D #156 Fly Snuffer— Score points by spraying flies with bug 
spray. Get even with those pesky critters! 

D #158, 159 Sinking Island II— A great adventure game 
with graphics. The game has four map scenes, under- 
ground chambers, and much more. Written by a great 
Amiga programmer, our friend, Terry Fike. (2 Disks) 

□ #161 Sorry— Amiga version of the classic board game. 
D #162 Video Poker— Like the casino poker machines. 

D #171 Escape from Jovi— An exciting, fast-action arcade 
game with different levels and effects. Fantastic graphics 
and sounds. (Requires a Joystick) 



THE BEST OF THE REST 



□ #177 Kamikaze Chess -Chess with a twist! You win by 
losing all your pieces. Play a friend or the computer. 

□ #180, 181 Star Trek-A TREKies dream. Excellent sound 
and graphics. Requires 1 megabyte of RAM. (2 Disks) 

D #195 Tiles— Match the tiles to clear the screen. A game 
with nice graphics that is very addictive! 

□ #210 Gametime— Games to give you many happy hours. 
Includes Super Breakout and Orbit, a space game. 

D #216 Chinese Checkers-Great color and graphics. Allows 
up to six human and computer players. 

□ #223 Conquest— A space strategy game. You battle 
against the computer to conquer and colonize planets. 

□ #230 Dad Puzzle— This graphic puzzle is a real brain 
teaser! I couldn't solve the puzzle, but I did enjoy the 
ncluded solution, a slideshow with music! 

MUSIC & SOUNDS 

D #18 Future Sound Demo-A sample of digitized sounds 
including "The Wicked Witch," "Breaking Dishes," "Car 
Crash," and "Sea Gulls." 

□ #77— Turn your keyboard into 25 different musical instru- 
ments and play it like a piano! 

□ #206 Sonix #1— Great songs created with Sonix. includes 
"Maniac" and "Let the Music Play." 

MISC APPLICATIONS 

□ #110 Potpourri VI— Among the included programs is 
Amiga Spell, a spell checker. 

D #134 Applications I — Included are a mail label printing 
program and a grocery shopping list program. 

n #146 Calendar— Excellent personal calendar and reminder. 
Keeps track of appointments, birthdays, etc. 

D #170 Bowling League Secretary -Keeps all your league's 
records. Can print standings, averages, etc. 



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D #144 Christmas Animations— Ten beautiful scenes. 

□ #224 New Movie II— A collection of short animations 
including Jessica (From Who Framed Roger Rabbit). 

SLIDE SHOWS 

□ #1 Norman Rockwell -Seventeen beautiful Norman 
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□ #198 Space— This disk includes a slideshow from NASA of 
the Space Shuttle and also a slideshow of planets. 

BUSINESS & HOME FINANCE 

□ #106 Home Inventory— Two programs that keep track of 
all your family's property and possessions. 

□ #152 Mail Manager— Complete package for maintaining a 
mailing list and printing mailing labels. 

□ #164 Bank'n— Keep your checking account in perfect bal- 
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D #169 Ledger— An easy to use general ledger. 
D #237 Credit Card Record — Keeps a complete record of all 
your credit card accounts. 

UTILITIES 

D #97 Tutorial Disk I — Full of info and programs for Amiga 

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D #132 Video Maker Utilities— A collection of utilities to 

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□ #133 AmigaDOS Helper- Helps you to use AmigaDOS 
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□ #220 ICONomy Package— Design and manage icons. 
D #222 CLI Wizard-Have a CLI at the push of a button. 
D #226 Assorted Tools— Includes Blanker 2 (a screen saver) 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS 

D #235 Access 1.4— Access any bulletin board with a modem 
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Under Development 

In support of applications developers, 
dBMAN includes an Assisi-module op- 
tion for automatic program generation 
and a compiler called Greased Light- 
ning. The Assist-module feature can gen- 
erate a rudimentary database shell based 
on criteria you establish. This shell 
masks users from the complexities of the 
command environment, and like the As- 
sist program, lets users perform basic 
functions from menus. Unlike the Assist 
program, however, these menus are not 
mouse-controlled, and the utility is 
linked to a specific database file. Also un- 
like Assist, you can modify and extend 
this shell using dBMAN's programming 
language; in fact, the generated code is 
heavily commented for this purpose. 
The compiler lets you convert pro- 
grams written in dBMAN into free- 
standing applications that can function 
outside the dBMAN program. (To legally 
distribute software created with Greased 
Lightning, you must register with 
VersaSoft and pay a S250 fee.) 



I had no problem transferring data- 
bases and their indexes from DBASE 
III + to dBMAN and vice versa, and from 
purely a performance standpoint, dBMAN 
functions well. I cannot give it a general 
recommendation, however. Other pro- 
grammable relational database managers 
for the Amiga (such Precision's Superbase 
Professional and Abacus's Professional 
DataRetrieve) offer as much power as 
dBMAN plus easy-to-use Intuition-style 
environments. These products also han- 
dle IFF images, offer programming lan- 
guages that support file requestors and 
dialog boxes, and, in the case of Super- 
base Pro, allow direct exchange of DBASE 
111+ files. I can, however, recommend 
dBMAN to those who need a database 
that operates like DBASE III + . 

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Rings of Medusa 31,25 

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Copy Stand 65.00 

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Gravis Joystick 37 00 

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Phaser gun J9 00 

Printer cable 2000500 15 00 

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ACCOUNTING 

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Financial plus .- 1 89 00 

Investor advantage ., „ 63 00 

Miamiga ledger 63 00 

Micro lawyer ... , 3900 

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CAD 

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Home builder cad 129 00 

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Texture 97 00 

Utilities 2(mimatics) 43 00 



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Aesop's tables 32.00 

AM aboul America 35 00 

Animal kingdom 32 00 

At the Zoo 27 00 

Decimal dungeon 32.00 

Dinosaur Discov kit 29.00 

Discovery game malh 25 00 

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First letters and words 35.00 

First shapes . 35 00 

Fraction acliori 32.00 

Great states 25.00 

Kid Talk 3500 

Kmderama 32 00 

Learning curve 52 00 

Letters For You 28 00 

Link word French 22 00 

Lrnk word German 22 00 

Link word Italian 22 00 

Link word Russian 22 00 

Link word Spanish 22 00 

Math Odyssey 33 00 

Math talk 35 00 

Math talk fraction 35 00 

Malh waard 35 00 

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Numbers Count 28.00 

Puzzle Story book 2900 

Head & rhyme 32 00 

Read-a-rama 32 00 

Rhyming note booh 30.00 

Spell bound 25 00 

Speller bee . . . 35 00 

Tales from Arabia 3.2.00 

Talking Animator 34 00 

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Flicker Inter 495 00 

Framegrabber 599 00 

Future sound 129 00 

Gen One 689 00 

Internal 3 Sdnve A2000 99 00 

Vive A2000 349 00 

Live tramegrabber A1000. .279 00 
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Taxan 1000 20' Ultrasync. . ,2899 00 
7/enilh 14' Flat screen mon . .72000 



COMMUNICATIONS 

Atalk III $65 00 

BBS PC .9600 

Oiga . 50 00 

Online Platinum 67 00 

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Asha's lonts 57 CO 

Callio/apher 85 00 

Fancy 3d tools 52 00 

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Tracker's Quest: nitty grlddy. 

initial instruction screens with clashing 
colors, unindented paragraphs, and ty- 
pographical mistakes. Making choices 
with single key strokes determines the 
content of your challenge, your oppo- 
nent (computer or human), and whether 
or not you will be timed. 

In Discover Numbers, you are given a 
list of math problems in a box. The ob- 
ject is to empty your box by transfering 
(via keyboard) the problems in it to an- 
other box common to both players. Play- 



ers must enter items into the common 
box in order from lesser to greater. Let's 
say thai your items are 2 + 2, 4 + 9—5, 
and 5x3. If your opponent enters 4 + 5 
into the common box, your only move is 
5x3. Empty your box and you win, a 
fact the program notes with an irritating 
sequence of flashing colors, 

The program does not require that 
you enter the answers to these problems, 
but only that you sequence them accord- 
ing to their solutions. Thus, a child must 
focus on multiple criteria at once. 
Frankly, this is no help to a child learn- 
ing math basics, and it is terribly boring 
to one who already knows them. 

US History & Geography requires se- 
quencing as well, but here the items in 
your box are presidents, dales the states 
entered the Union, and so on. This ap- 
proach does not stimulate creativity or 
encourage a child to research the topics. 

Neither program involves the mouse. 
The reason, says Maverick Software, is so 
that the games can serve as typing tu- 
tors, I don't buy this; even quality typing 
tutors employ the mouse to simplify use 
of the package. Here, the keyboard 




Boxed in with Discover. 

serves to frustrate rather than enhance 
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Mayo comes before Santa Lucia, but mis- 
type Cinco, and you lose. 

My son says Discover games are dumb. 
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outside, Tracker's Quest by Backwoods 
Software does so. Unlike the Discover 
games, it is a friendly program with hu- 
morous touches. As Tracker's Quest 
loads from the Workbench, a nearly un- 
intelligible, fast-talking country fellow in- 
vites "y'all" to join in the hunt for the 
wild computer beasi. The initial screen 
contains a grid of 16 boxes. A series of 
buttons along the right side eases the se- 
lection of options. Except for a simple 
animation sequence that follows every 
victory or defeat, this screen comprises 
the program's entire interface. 
Tracker's Quest advertises 16 different 



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Not only does my six-year-old think 
Discover Numbers is fun, but it also 
teaches her fundamentals such as hand- 
eye cordination. This program is one of 
the few geared for younger children. 

— Jane Miller 
Rosemoitnt, A/.Y 



games. Actually, you are given one basic- 
game with ten variations (the Tracker 
games), plus Music Composition, Pattern 
Matching, Organizer, and Letter Recog- 
nition. In the Tracker games, the com- 
puter randomly generates a trail in the 
grid by highlighting one box, then two, 
then three, and so on. Your job is to re- 
member the order in which the boxes 
are highlighted, then click on them in 
the same sequence. While you can vary 
the speed, the number of squares, and 
the complexity, remembering a random 
sequence is the aim of the game. 

In Music Composition, each box in the 
grid represents a different tone. As you 
click in a sequence of boxes, your selec- 
tions are played through the Amiga's 
voice and stored in RAM. By carefully 
choosing note and duration, you can 
compose a song that you can then save. 
In Pattern Matching, the boxes conceal 
various letters and their duplicates. Your 
task is to uncover more pairs than your 
opponent. .Although this game works 
well, it is just as much fun with a deck of 
cards. Organizer requires you to rear- 
range letters in some logical sequence by 
moving them one at a time into the only 
empty slot on the grid. Letter Recogni- 




tion is the most useful of the lot. On 
each of the 36 boxes are the 26 letters 
and the numbers zero through nine. A 



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The low price attracted me to Discover 
US History & Geography. I like the 
program because my son can play with 
the computer or with me. The only 
drawback is having to type in solutions. 
— Mr. Scheid 
Aberdeen, SD 



digitized voice calls out a letter or num- 
ber, and your job is to correctly identify 
it by clicking on the appropriate box. My 
five-year-old son thought this was great, 
but even though the voice is digitized, 
there is little distinction between the let- 
ters p, b, d, v, and t. Rapid frustration is 
guaranteed. 

Tracker's Quest keeps the attention of 
my children longer than Discover, but it 
lacks the focus and polish 1 expect in a 
commercial package. Other programs of- 
fer better per-dollar value. 

Between the Lines 

Neither Tracker's Quest nor Discover 
moves beyond electronic flash card qual- 
ity and both leave me with too many 
questions. Just what is being taught ? 
And why in this way? I would appreciate 
an outline of the educational theory be- 
hind each. Frankly, their educational 
value is lost on me. ■ 

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Discover US History 8c Geography 

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R E V 1 E W S 



TAKE YOUR TURN! 

We want to know what yon like and 
don't tike about your new Amiga 
hardware and software. Some prod- 
ucts we are looking at for upcoming 
issues are: 

A2232 (Commodore) 
Barney Bear (Free Spirit) 
EXP 8000+ (Progressive) 
Master Sound (Microdeal) 
MIDI Mice (Tensor Productions) 
PETE (Superior Software) 
Scene Generator (Natural Graphics) 
Serial Solution (Checkpoint Tech) 
TeleTutor (Micro Momentum) 
Ultra Design (Progressive) 
VIDI-Amiga (Rombo Ltd.) 

To comment on these, write us 
(Your Turn, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 
Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458) or 
call (800/441-4403, ext. 346) by May 
18, 1990. We would like to hear from 
you at any time concerning other just- 
released products. 



Canadian Software Dsvelopers 



Sucgested Retail: 

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Requirement 
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to Am gaQOS*. 

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Tel: {416)466-5450 

Fax:{416) 456-7542 



Introducing: 

PSFont... 



.-the Adobe Postscript' font 
downloader for the Commodore 
Amiga'. PSFont allows you to 
tap into the many font styles 
currently available lo the MS- 
DOS community. 

PSFont allows the Commodore 
Amiga Desktop Publisher to 
download Adobe Postscript 
fonts to an Adobe licensed 
Postscript printer using the MS- 
DOS file format. PSFont is 
designed with flexibility in mind, 
able to download multiple fonts, 
through both serial and parallel 
interfaces, it is only limited by 
the amount of exisiting memory 
on the printer. Ease-of-use is 
emphasized by full cli, work- 
bench, and TASS* support. 

Finally this obstacle in the 
Amiga DTP market has been 
hurdled. 



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BACKTALK 



n. CANDID RESPONSES TO AMIGAWORLD REVIEWS 



Pen Pal (Brown- Wagh) and 
ProWrite 2.5 (New Horizons) 

Loren Lovha tig's comparison of 
ProWrite 2.5 and Pen Pal (Jan. -go, 
p. 12) was well done. I have used 
ProWrite since its initial release and 
Fen Pal sittce it appeared as Softwood 
Write and Kile. I like both, but after 
my first intoxication with Pen Pal's en- 
gaging interface, have preferred 
ProWrite because it is faster, it better 
utilizes the Preferences graphics tools, 
and it is not as memory hungry as 
Pen Pal. Also, ProWrite saves your 
graphics as part of its files, so you 
need not copy IFF files and brushes 
to your data disk. 

Amiga Genlocks 

The article "Who's in Sync? Com- 
parative Review of 10 Amiga Gen- 
locks," by Joel Tessler (1990 Video 
and Animation Special Issue, p. 54) 
was especially insightful. There is sim- 
ply no better way to judge the per- 
formance of any piece of gear that 
passes a video signal than to run its 
output through the old vectorscope/ 
waveform monitor combo. This is im- 
portant, because otherwise all we have 
to go on are the manufacturers' 
claims, which are often attempts to 
bedazzle us with fancy footwork. 

— Joe Henry Morin 

Sr. Producer, Video Image Productions 

Jasper, AR 



You were right-on when you called 
the SuperGen the best buy for the 
money! I purchased a Scanlock and it 
would not give satisfactory results 
with my Amiga 500. 1 returned it to 
my dealer and exchanged it for a 
SuperGen and a FrameGrabber for 
just a little more money. 

—Richard L. Hartley 
Lakeland, FL 

Your 1990 Video and Animation 
Special Issue was informative and in- 



sightful. I was shocked, however, to 
see the results of the oscilloscope tests 
on the Scanlock genlock, as my expe- 
rience with our customers is far dif- 
ferent. We have determined the 
Scanlock to be the genlock of choice, 
especially considering its low price. 
My feeling is that Mr. Tessler received 
a defective Scanlock; VidTech told me 
their tests proved very different. 

—John Clark 

Owner, Nybbles id Bytes 

Tacorna, WA 

When AmigaWorld contacted VidTech 
lo procure a Scanlock, the manufacturer 
was told that the unit sent would be tested 
and compared with other genlocks. I am 
confident that the Scanlock I received was 
not defective. I have gotten the same, rag- 
ged look with four other Scanlocks, and 
besides, I cannot believe VidTech woidd 
send out a review unit without testing it 
first. It is naive to accept a manufacturer's 
claims without question; a review must 
avoid subjectivity due to vested interest. 

—Joel Tessler 

Professional Page (Gold Disk) 

While Professional Page (reviewed 
Mar. '90, p. 86) is otherwise very pow- 
erful, its Compugraphic font disallows 
use of the en-dash, em-dash, all pho- 
netic elements, and many foreign-lan- 
guage characters. The font is licensed 
to Gold Disk by AGFA, but both com- 
panies refuse to help me. No editor 
program is available for the font, no 
other company sells AGFA font sets, 
and AGFA refuses requests lo modify 
the font. To a translator or profes- 
sional typographer, this font is 
useless. 

—John Wesely Starling 
Kalamazoo, MI 

Send your comments on reviews to 
Back Talk, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 
Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 
Letters may be edited for space and 
clarity. ■ 



96 June 1990 



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Sim City 532 

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Compressed 
Distress 

Q: When I send a command such 
as LPRINT CHRS(27) + "k2S 
This is compressed", it doesn't work. 
Instead of compressed text, I get 
normal text mode. I can get it to 
mark using escape sequences if I 
output to the PAR: device tike this: 

OPEN "PAR:" FOR OUTPUT AS #1 

PRINT #1, CHR$(27) + "&K2S This is 

compressed." 

CLOSE #1 

Is this the only way to make my 
printer access the text modes from 
BASIC? 

H. Roberts 
Linn Grove, I A 

A: Your problem arises from 
the feet thai in most (if not all) 

cases the codes the printer 
driver accepts and under- 
stands are not the same as 
those of your printer. To make 
software as printer-indepen- 
dent (and compatible) as pos- 
sible, the Amiga uses a 
standardized set of printer 
codes. When it receives those 
codes, the printer driver trans- 
lates them into the codes your 
particular printer 
understands. 

In this case, sending the 
codes for compressed text as 
specified by your printer man- 
ual with the LPRINT com- 
mand won't work. You must 
use the standard printer 



By Louis R. Wallace 

codes, instead. You can find 
them in the Amiga ROM Kernal 
Reference Manual: Libraries and 
Devices (S34.95, Addison-Wes- 
ley, Jacob Way, Reading, MA 
01867, 617/944-3700) in the 
Printer Device section. The 
simple Amiga Basic program 
below demonstrates how the 
method works. (Note that not 
all printers have these particu- 
lar functions.) 

AmlgaBaslc Printer Commands 

A simple example outputing 
escape codes to the printer. 

Printer codes from the Amiga 
1.3 RKM, page 750 

Define codes 
EscS = CHRS(27) 
Br$ = CHR$(ASC("["}) 
EBS = EseS + Br$ 
WS = CHRS(ASC("w")) 
MS = CHRS(ASC("m")) 
V$ = CHR$(ASC("v")) 



A$(0) = 
AS(1) = 
A$(2) = 
AS(3) = 
AS(4) = 
A$(5) = 
A$(6) = 
A$(7) = 
AS(8) = 
A$(9) = 



CHR$(ASC("0"» 
CHR$(ASC("1"» 
CHR$(ASC("2"» 
CHR$(ASC("3")) 
CHRS(ASC("4")) 
CHRS(ASC{"5")) 
CHRS(ASC{"6")) 
CHR$(ASC("7")) 
CHR$(ASC{"8")) 
CHRS(ASC("9"» 



LargeOnS = EBS + A$(6)+WS 
LargeOffS = EBS + A$(5) + W$ 

Bo I d On S = EBS 4 AS (1 ) - M S 
BoldOffS = EBS + AS(2) + A$(2) + M$ 
SubOn$ = EB$ + A$(4) + V$ 
SubOffS = EBS + A$(3) + VS 
SupOnS = EB$ + A$(2) + VS 
SupOtfS = EBS + AS(1 ) + VS 

' output some text 

LPRINT CondOn$;"Condensed On." 
LPRINT CondOff$;"Condensed Off.' 
LPRINT ItalOnS; 'Italics On." 
LPRINT ltalOffS;"ltallcs Off." 
LPRINT LargeOn$;"Enlarged On." 
LPRINT LargeOffS;"Enlarged Off." 
LPRINT BoldOn$;"Bold On." 
LPRINT BoldOff$;"Bold Off." 
LPRINT SupOn$;"Superscript"; 
LPRINT SupOffS; 
LPRINT "Normal"; 
LPRINT SubOn$;"Subscrlpt"; 
LPRINT SubOff 
LPRINT "All Done!" 

' exit gracefully 



' Define sequences 

Cond On$ = EB$ + AS(4) + WS 
CondOffS = EBS + AS(3) + W$ 
ltalOn$ = EBS + A$(3) + MS 
ltalOff$ = EB$ + AS(2) + AS(3) + M$ 



END 



No Imports 

Q: Help! I have a Lotus 1-2-3 
spreadsheet fde I want to run 
from the Amiga program Analyze!, 
which claims to he Lotus 1-2-3 
compatible. According to the Ana- 
lyze! manual, ton can use the 
GET and STORE commands to 
load Lotus files, but so far 1 have 
had no luck at all. The spread- 



sheet fde I need is on my IBM- 
formatted 3'/,-inch disk, which 
Analyze! refuses to recognize. Any 
suggestions? 

J. Riedel 
Ft. Benning, GA 

A: While Analyze! can use 

some 1-2-3 spreadsheets, you 
are suffering from a miscon- 
ception about how it accesses 
(hem. Analyze! does not have 
the ability to read IBM-format 
disks. You first have to copy the 
file from MS-DOS format to 
AmigaDOS format. The easiest 
method is to find someone with 
a Bridgeboard (perhaps your 
dealer). With your files on a 5'/, 
MS-DOS format disk, you can 
use the Bridgeboard and the 
AREAD/AWRITE routines to 
copy your Lotus 1-2-3 files to 
the Amiga. Or, you could use a 
program such as DOS-2-DOS 
(S55, Central Coast Software, 
424 Vista Ave., Golden, CO 
80401, 303/526-1030), which 
allows von to copy MS-DOS 
and Amiga files back and forth. 
The cheapest method is proba- 
bly to use a modem and some 
telecommunication software to 
transmit lite file from a PC to 
an Amiga (or to a BBS where 
you can then download it to an 
Amiga). Once you have the Lo- 
tus file on an Amiga-formatted 
disk, you can use Analyzefs 
GET command to load the file.B 



106 June 1990 



Help Wanted 



Supra Corporation, a major manufacturer of Amiga® add-ons and modems, is looking for top-notch employees: 



Hardware Engineer 

We are looking for qualified engineers for several 
projects. Candidates should have a BSEE, or equiva- 
lent. Experience in the following are desirable: 

a. microprocessors and controllers 

b. peripherals 

c. video 

d. telecommunications equipment 

e. low-level programming of microprocessors 



Programmer 

We are looking for experienced programmers who 
have worked on substantial projects in a team 
environment. Knowledge and experience in the 
following is helpful: 

a. 68000 assembly 

b. C language 

c. microcontroller programming (8031, 65xx, etc.) 

d. basic hardware knowledge 

e. graphical user interface experience necessary 







Technical Support 

To maintain its excellent customer support, Supra is 
adding to its Technical Support department. Respon- 
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support as well as other support functions. Candi- 
dates should have the following: 

a. knowledge of Supra's Amiga products and 
modems 

b. IBM'™, Mac™, and Atari™ knowledge helpful 

c. excellent, courteous telephone skills 

d. excellent troubleshooting skills 

e. good writing skills 

f. well organized 

g. 3+ years of computer background 



Sales 

Supra is currently adding to its in-house Sales staff. 
Applicants should have; 

a. excellent, courteous telephone skills 

b. knowledge of Supra's products and the Amiga 
computer 

c. previous sales experience 

d. computer store/distributor background helpful 



SUPRA CORPORATION is a well established manufacturer of modems and peripherals for many popular- 
home/ personal computers. Supra has been successful because of its unique combination of quality products, 
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Hints, tips and techniques from 
your fellow Amiga users. 



Rings Around Digi- 
Paint 3 

WITH NEWTEK'S DIGI-PA1NT3, you 
can create ring-shaped brushes. Simply 
select a thick brush, a thawing mode 
(circle, polygon, etc.), and thaw a shape. 
If you click the scissors icon and then 
click Repeat, your shape becomes a hol- 
low ring composed of the pattern on the 
screen underneath it. Vou can use this 
ring in any mode Digi-Paiut oilers. 

Lin Zilun 
Los Angeles, CA 

Carrier Preservation 

IF YOU USE a modem with your 
Amiga, yon may have lost your carrier 
on more than one occasion when an in- 
coming call interrupted your on-line ses- 
sion. Most telecommunication programs 
instantly hang up the modem when 
there is carrier interruption (usually 
caused by call wailing]. As I ha\e Pil- 
fered one too many unwanted discon- 
nections, I turned to the documentation 
accompanying my Supra 2400 modem, 
and I found that if you manipulate regis- 
ters 9 and 10, you cure the problem. 

Register 9 indicates the amount of 
time the modem requires to recognize a 
signal as a carrier, and register 10 repre- 
sents the time it takes to hang up after 
the modem detects a loss of carrier. If 
you enter the command ATS 10 = 50, the 
modem waits five seconds after it detects 
an incoming call, and then, without 
breaking the connection, it checks to see 
whether the original carrier is still 
present. 

If you have experienced similar prob- 
lems with your modem, give my tech- 



Compiled by Tim Walsh 

nique a try, and disconnections may 
become a thing of the past. 

Matthew D. Gerald 
Portsmouth, Of! 



Hard Disk Drive Menus 

EACED WITH THE problem of each 
member of my family wanting to share 
our hard-drive-equipped Amiga 500, I 
knew I had to develop a method of shar- 
ing space on the hard disk without shar- 
ing directories. I did not want mv 
WordPerfect business letters mixed in 
with mv son's school work. 

Instead of launching a program from 
a standard Workbench icon and then 
saving it by entering a path name to an- 
other directory, I set up a Workbench 
Icon menu for each application we 
share. When one of the icons is double- 
clicked, IconX executes a script that 
starts the application. For instance, when 
the WordPerfect icon is double-clicked, 
IconX executes a script that reads: 

ECHO "Now starting WP" 
DH0:wp/wp 

This not only launches WordPerfect, 
but when I save a file, the script returns 
the file to the directory it was launched 
from. Therefore, when I save a file, it 
goes straight to the correct directory. 

Theron A. Patrick 
Governors island, NY 

Minimal RAM 
Requirements 

IF VOU USE a slock 512K Amiga 500 
or 1000 and find yourself running out of 
RAM all too quickly, here's some advice 
that will keep the insufficient memory 
Guru at bay. Load your Workbench's 
Devs/mountlisl into a text editor and 
change all "BUFMEMTYPE" references 



to a value of either 4 or 5 to signify fast 
RAM. 

If you have a Supra hard drive, you 
can use SupraEdit to change all refer- 
ences of "ANY" RAM in the mountlist to 
"EAST' RAM. Your applications will not 
only work more efficiently, but you will 
have more chip RAM available for mem- 
ory-intensive programs. 

John Kratz 
MaUydale, A'}' 

Wild Lists 

.AS AN AMIGADOS 1.3 user, I find us- 
ing the # and ? wildcards (two shifted 
characters) a bit ungainly when 1 want to 
list the contents of disks and directories. 
To circumvent this problem, input an 
ALI.AS command as follows: 

ALIAS lw LIST [ ]#? 

Now, whenever you need to perform a 
selective listing of files and directories 
beginning with, for example, the letter S, 
just enter: 

lw S 

and everv hie and directory beginning 
with the letter S is listed in the si reen. 
Add this command to your Shell-startup 
or startup-sequence and it is automati- 
cally invoked along with the Shell. 

Gregory W. Grynkewich 
Gilbert, AZ 



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New Disks 

FD21 : Arcade Games This dsk contains Trek starred shoot 
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ihis case we made ar. exception. This is fine first level ol this great 
arcace ga-ne. very playable demo. It you can beat this demo buy 
ihe commercial version 1 Boomrang - two player shoot em up. 
Crystaii ■ arcade adventure game, and push 
FD22: Arcade Games This disk has MoonBase The best 
lunar lander game we have seen in 3 long time, very challenging 
Also BoingGame a maze type donkey kong type game 
FD23: Text Adventure Games rt , r , cisk is maoed with 

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assorted members of his COMPLETELY ACTIONAL family [PS : 
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World and a adventure graphing -napping program 
FD0024:Strategy Games and Others - includes D>cey a 

yaiftzee type citne. MM a mailer mind type -clone. Flipper 4n 
Othello type cionp, China an great implementation of S"angi. 
CifCutWafs a chal ending game based or e'ec'ran cs n-.a Et\i n a 
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FD25:Tactical Games ■ Empire [i33w]Empire is a rich 
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Empire world 15 made of a toroidal grid of sectors consisting ot 
wilderness, mountains and water Players govern countries, 

which start out as a pa - cf adjacent Sectors and soon spread "Mo 

large areas leou-rung much management and prelection Various 
sector types can be created 10 build ships, bridges, guns, shells 
airplanes, and research labs thai make medical and 
lechnologica 1 breakthroughs Players can run irwir countries (rem 
the normal Amiga seyboard. or v^a a modem at 300 to 2JQ0 baud 
FD0026:Arcade Games Marble shoe, truly this is a 
commercial quality game. Similar to a Lucas game named 
Plumrrang. excellent playabiitly and enie-ta nment. Mutants , a small 
version or the arcade game of the same name, also Super Breakout 
a porg-'arknods rype game. 

WB1 7: General Utilities Encludes several interesting 
programs, DiskX Great disk sector editor. Snap Cul and paste 
texl between different wrndpwS, , also on this disk - calendar 
generator, d-ei program, workbench scml ing leit sca'e converto* 
WBlB: Word^Text Processors Thrs disk contains Ihe best 
editors that we could Imd Includes. Wo-rdWrsghiivB 2) n full lealured 
word processor with mail merge .gnd outlining c.Tpncity. Dme(vi 35) 
a great programers editor with strong macro leatures. and 
TexED(v2.8i an enhanced Emacs type ed tor 
WB19: ArtiticiaF Intelligence This disk will be of interest to 
Old hands and new in Al both programing and concepts, contains 
Eliza - an Al personal pyschologist, a true classic, Cntlers r - a bjg 
gone smart Al experiment, and lots ol articles on the subject This 
dsk submitted directiy to us by Arthur T Murray 
WB20: General Inlerest On vis dlali s, DiskSaiv vi -t? a 
d'Sk recovery program tor al' Amiga file system, FixDisk VI 
another tile recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn't have. 
3DL00H a progranr that gves a .30 appearance to your WorkBench, 
Clean VI .01 a program to de fragment memory. Tracer Ongmaly 
prepared and released as a commercial product by Rapide, allows 
one to take a picture m 16 giray level format from a Digitizer system. 
then nand outline or Trace any part of that image. 
WB21 : MustC On this disk are several modem songs and a 
great Soniic music player also a utiity to remove the sound filter 
WB22; Fonts #3 Several more great lonts These, like the 
oiher font disks work great wrth Dpamt and WYSIWYG word 
D'DCessor5 

WB23: Graphics and Plotting Plot (20di a three 
dimensional mathematical function plotter Can plot any user 
denned function all aspects coniioilabie, an greatly enhanced 
update to Piat on WB1 , BezSurf? 15 a program tor proouong be*»e ; 
surfaces of revauton I; oroduces awesome p ctures of objects 
one could turn on a lathe. Can also map iH image files onto any 
surface that it car draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages 
Update to Surf on VVBi and VScreen makes a virtual screen 
anywhere For you DTP people this is a absolute must nave, it 
a lows lui' page editing w input redraws' 
WB24:Animatiori and Paint On th>s disk, da a compete 
commercial quanty cell orientated animation package Movie an 
"ANlM" p'aver lor standard animation Qu'CkFl^ an 1 FT" s'lds? st-aw 
and celt animation program Also on tn-s disk are two PD paint 
p-ogiams of good quality 

WB25:Educational On fhus disk are two programs that can 
generate maps of differing types. World Data Base uses the CIA's 
data base to generate detatled maps of any enter user glotal 
coordinate This powerful program wi'i 20am m or out to give you a 
satellite eased map or a buds eye view DrawMap another map 
generator with different teatures Also Paradox a great 



demonstration qi Albert Emstein General Theory of Relativity 
DD53; Programing This disk contains a complete forth 
implementation for Ihe Amiga Also on this disk is DevKi! ■ a 
collection of C and Are** routines to aid in your software 

rii'Vi-IOP'nt-r'i 

DD5A: Compression This disk is loaded with ALL of fre best 

file compression programs ano aids lor the Amiga Many of the 
programs can oe used by the new user, includes Arc(2,3j. 

Lharc(l 0). Lhwarp(l.03), Pkax(t.O). PDwerPac*er|2.3a) a must 
have by all, Zip(1 .0}, Warp(2.D4], and Zoo(2 0}. Also IFFcrunc-h an 
excelent compression for IFF files. 

Other Great Disks ■ 

F05; Tactical Games B3tlieFrjrce(3 0}: A game lhat simulates 
combat between two or more giant, robot-like machines Simple 
words can t begin to give you. the feel ol piloting a 30 - 40 fool tail. 
dre breathing ea'lh snaking co'ossus that obeys your every whim 
BullHun - a Civil war battle game. Metro - you play the role of a city 
planner Build wisely and your system wilt be a success but poor 
planning will lead to disaster and financial ruin. Very good Amga 
version 0! Kingdom. Golden Empire. Etc Very very habit looming. 
FD6: GAMES! This disk is chalked full of games including; 
Checkers. Clue. Gotf - A new slide the p'eces puzzle. Jecpa'd - An 
enhanced ve'sion of Risk. RusnHour ■ Surprisingly aCdictiog. and 
SpaceWar - Best descnoed as a coss between Ce-mbal-Tarhs aid 
i '■■■ : 

FD7: PACMAN • This disk coiiams several pacman type 
games mclud ng: PacManB7, MazWan and Zonis 
FD8: Games! - Tnis dsk is Ml of games, game hints anc a few 
game editors (cheat programsi including: Antepenutt - The Dest PD 
Uttima type going, GameEdrtors- Crysial Hammer. BardsTale. TV 
Sports Football, and FaeryTaie. GameHints-These are; Zalt 
McKracken. Shadow Gate. Faery Tate. Space Quest II, Dragon s 
Lair, and others 

FD9: Moris - a very well done port ol an UNIX based character 
adventure game This has great graphic controls, multiple spells. 
similar to Lam and Hack Takes up the whole disk Play time 
several days' 

FD10: HackLite ■ Adungeon acveniure game Considered a 
must have classic This is the second release of this game on the 
Amiga Ongmaily a UNIX game Great Amiga graphic interface .Fills 
me wide ot&fc Play time several weeks' 
FD12A,FD128; Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the 
best Star Treh game ever written tor any compuier. It features 
mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and great 
oamepiay Counts as 2 d'Sks Req tUo and two drives (or hd). 
FD13: Board Games contains muihpiayer Monopoly. 
Dominoes. Paranoids, and others 

FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games dm 
maps, spells, item location and hints and more, also on ths tflfih, 
HoaH ■ an armoid break out type game. Trix - a Qix type ctone. 
FD15: RayTracing #2 You know those pictures you see with 
the highly rellective surlaces. thats rayiracmig. Learn about 
laytracmg the inexpensive way with. DKBTrace and DBW_uRAV 
[micro raytracei}. Source code included 

FD16: Strategy Games Incfudes Diplomacy and Empros, 
both great conquer and rule mu-tFplayer games simitar in concept lo 
Simply and Populas, Also includes blackbox. hearjs. and others. 
FD1 7: Educational Games This disk includes several 
games lor the younger memebers including geography, math, 
science, and word games, also induces Wheel of Fortune. 
FD1 B: Arcade Games includes Baiiy a qix type clone. BiHaid 
a pool game, Paccers, a pacman game with screen editor, a so E'j. 
a lunar landei iypa done. a.no others 

FD1 9: Arcade Games Haders a space raiders clone lhat can 
be 3d compatible. Frenzy a shark feeding nightmare. VQllyBall a 
good .mp'ementanon. anc Jar mpossible to descnoe but fun game. 
FD20: Tactical Games MechForce[3,S5}. A game that 
simulates combat between two or more giant, rooot-like 
machines Sample words can't begm to give you the feel of piloting 
a 30 JO loot tan, fre oreatfiing earth shaking colossus that obeys 
your every whim This game is the full featured update to 
BattieForce[3 0) on FDS. 

WB4:Telecommumnication This disfc contains several 
excellent pd communication programs des-gned to get you on line 
quickly ano easily. Access [1.42) -Avery nice ANSI te'm program 



based on Comm vi.:34. but with the addition of transfer protocols. 

Comm [1 34) ■ Last version ot one ol the best public domain 

commun cations programs ever made on the Amiga, Handshake 

(2.12a| Handshake is a Full featured VT52 I00.'i-D2.220 terminal 

emulator, and JRComm (0 9-Sa) another great eompfOflfWS 

WB5 - Fonts #1 Several fonts (3b) lor the Amiga, also included 

are five PageStream fonts, and SnowFont ■ a font display program. 

WB6: Fonts #2 - ShowFom(4 0} This program allows you to quickly 

and pam essly view a'l 256 characters in a typical lorn AmigaDos 

fonts (some up to 56ptsl 

WB7; Clip Ad - This disk p$ loaded witn black and white clip an. 

Ar| includes, trees, watches, tools, women, computers, etc. 

WB8; File Managemenl Great 6»k UtilMaster ■ From your 

workbench move. copy. detetB. read. show. edit. arc. fun any 

command, and much much mere" A|ree ■ similar 10 UtiiiUasier but 

hierarchal tree displayed Also Machll • a must have mouse and 

Keyboard enhancer and Go ■ an ancient Chinese game 

WB9: Icons - Truly a multitude of various types and kinds. Also 

includes iconMiester, tconLab. and others great utilities 10 help 

generate icgns. 

WBlOtVinjS Killers Tie latest and best VirusX{4.0>, Kv(2 i).and 

ZeroVirusfl 3) 

WB11: Business - O'-vM* 01, Imaliy a full lealured business 

accounting PD program lor the small to medium company Includes 

receivab es, payables, end of monlh and much much more This 

version comes with the full user docs' 

WB1 3: Printer Drivers and Generator over ?o divers, and 

if these don t do it, PnDivGen an easy to use program lo make your 

own. 

WB14: Video and Anim Utilities on this dis*. are several 

utiles to manipulate anims including cutting, pastemg, and combining 

and more. For She video enthusiast we have included multiple slates. 

video t'timg and other useful utilities. Also on this disk is a full featured 

video cataloging program 

WB1 5: Business This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, 

a proiect/lime management program and financial analysis (siOCks). 

WB16: Business This disk contains an mvenioiy manager, a 

loan analysis program, a great catendanscheduiar. a roiide* program, 

and pennywise a good "Cash Book" accounlmg lor home or oftice. 

OD44: ARP On this disk you will find the complete ArpRei30 

This is the official AmigaDOS Resource Project |ARP) release 1.3. 

ARP makes many improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your 

syslem easrer to use Irom the CLI (See also dd45) , and DiskSalv 1 3 - 

By tar the besl disk and file recovery available 

DD45: AREXX PROGRAMS This disk contains several useful 

are** programs and examples, PopCLI4 ■ The latest of a must have 

utility ArpUserDocs3 1 - Finally, ihe documentation lor Ihe 3 1 release 

ol Arp which replaces most 1 3 AmigaDOS commands [see dd44} 

DD47: Pascal This disk contains everything needed to program m 

pascal includes. A68k (1.2) 6SQ00 assembfer. Blink lirking software 

and PCQ {i Oja modest Pascal sub-set compiler, 

DD49; C Compiler ■ contains «(1 00 luiiy k&h, zcc(io) from 

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DD50: ARexx #2 - a must nave set of tutorials on ARexr and 

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DD51: Circut Analysis Aspice (2 3) A tulUeatured program tor 

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Elements ■ an mcred bty well dore periodic table program with source. 

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local Amiga dealer. Or call 1-800-843-8934. 
Digi-View Owners call for "Instant" 
upgrade to 4.0 software today. 



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"Requires standard gender changer for use with Amiga 1000. Dynamic HiRes requires 
2 megs of RAM. Digi-View Gold is a trademark of NewTek, Inc. If you want a Toaster then get 
your bread ready... Circle 119 on Reader Service card-